Top Five Power Ranger Villains

Power Rangers has been a staple show for me when I was a kid and the comics have reminded me on why I loved watching the show, but the best thing that usually has me gripped about the show are the villains and these are my favourite.

5: Dai Shi: Jungle Fury was one of the few seasons that I only caught a few episodes, but it was something that I did like watching and one of the reason why was because of its villain Dai Shi. An ancient evil that was locked away but this time it was different from the tales before, but this time Dai Shi had possessed a human body, most likely to film scenes instead of using the Sentai footage. Dai Shi proved to be a powerful villain in which he was able to take on the some of the Spirit Rangers and take control of them. But there was something else that I liked about the character and that is down to the person that he possessed, Jarrod, since that there were parts of his human side in which he did see worry for one of his generals, the only other non-suited character and in the end when seeing Jarrod realising what he did wrong and him aligning himself with the Rangers and helps them defeat Dai Shi.

4: Lord Drakkon: Coming from the pages of Boom Studios, Lord Drakkon so far has been an amazing villain and it’s all thanks to an alternate timeline in the Power Rangers Universe. Ever wondered what it would have been like if Tommy Oliver kept up his alliance with Rita instead of going the Rangers, this is what would happen.  In one of the stories from last year, the Rangers battle against a creature called Black Dragon and we found that in later in the story it turns out that Black Dragon was in fact a Zord piloted by a mysterious figure which turned out to be Lord Drakkon. Later in the story, when trying to defeat Black Dragon, both Tommy and Billy get trapped in an alternate universe where they find themselves in a universe where Rita beat Zordon and the Power Rangers were no more, only as a group of resistance fighters. But what makes me like Lord Drakkon is that he is rather ruthless and has one of the coolest villain designs being an amalgamation of the Green and White Ranger costumes. I do hope that we will see a return of Drakkon in the future because I really want to see what he is going to be like against the Rangers.

3: Venjix: What would happen if Skynet was set in the Power Ranger universe, you would pretty much get RPM and their lead villain Venjix. Not only is it a rather unique villain for a Power Ranger series but his backstory and what he has done does make him one of the best villains in the franchise. Originally, he was created by Doctor K who used it to get out a government facility where she was there since she was a child, she activated him and then started the whole process with Venjix creating an army, abducting people for his army as well as pushing the rest of humanity, or at least in that continent to the last safe-haven. But Venjix is a very clever villain since that he had managed to preprogramme a lot of the residents for his final assault, but he did a lot of clever things. The first was implanting the Black Ranger with a device that would turn him into a robot and then we find out that later in the series that his sister, who was at a Venjix Camp also got turned into a cyborg and turned out to be one of Venjix’s lieutenants. But what makes this villain even better is that at the end of RPM as well as the possibility of the end of Power Ranger’s, Venjix wasn’t destroyed as he ended up taking refuge inside the Red Rangers morpher.

2: Lord Zedd and Rita: Of-course these two would have ended up on the list since they are one of the most recognisable villains in Power Rangers history. First, we had Rita, who was an Empress of Evil and was freed from her dumpster and continued her plan from 10,000 years and her war with Zordon and his team of Power Rangers. Its also thanks to Rita that we got one of the most favourite characters in the history of Power Rangers, Tommy Oliver (Green Ranger) to be one of the biggest threats to her and then that turned out to be one of her biggest downfalls as the story arc turned him into joining the Rangers and helping them turn the tide in the fight. Lord Zedd on the other hand was the first American made villain for the series and he made quite the first impressions. Putting Rita back into her dumpster, throwing it to the depths of space, but she came back still, also destroying the Rangers Zords, thus forcing them to get new Zords, the Thunderzords. But through the series Zedd started to show a lot of the same problems that Rita had and seemed to become less and less of real threats. But the most that they seemed to shine was in Zeo when they were pretty much going up against the Machine Empire and in the end finishing them off and not the Rangers.

1: Astronema: After the events of Turbo I am glad that we finally got a female villain that was good. Astronema is one of my favourite villains that has appeared in Power Rangers because she was ruthless in a lot of the series but there was also a kinder side to her. Not only wash she the right hand for Dark Spectres army, she had the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles attack the Rangers and she also unleashed the Psycho Rangers to take care of the Rangers. But the thing that I liked the most about Astronema was that deep down in her she was a very nicer person with one time when she tired to leave Dark Spectre for her just to be turned into a more soulless machine. But in the end, after Dark Spectre assault of Earth and other allied places of the Rangers, Astronema managed to be brought back to the good side and in the next series, Lost Galaxy, she became something better, a Power Ranger.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming & What Could Follow:

For quite a long time Spider-Man has always been one of my favourite superheroes of all time and it was one of the first comic series that I read when I got into comic books. I’ve also had a lot of fun watching the series since I was a 90’s kid and Spider-Man was a show that was usually on TV on Saturdays. Then fast-forward to last year and the revelation that Marvel managed to get the rights back to Spider-Man and that we were going to be getting him in Civil War as well as a stand-alone film set for Phase-3. These are the things that I have theories about for the film.

 

1: Will It Be Ultimate?: So since now that Spider-Man is in the Marvel universe I have a small wondering feeling if it will have any links towards the show Ultimate Spider-Man since that it is aired on Disney X-D. The show is currently in its fourth series and I wonder how much could be adapted for the film. For instance Peter in this incarnation is still in High School where I think that is the age that Peter is in Civil War (apologies to any Americans if I have this wrong, your education system is a bit confusing for me). In the show we also have characters such as White Tiger, Nova, Iron Fist and Power Man but there is a slight problem that we could have here and that is Iron Fist and Power Man are already slated (going to be slated) for a Marvel release since they already got their own shows thanks to Netflix. ultimatespiderman01In addition we don’t even have a confirmation for Nova since we have already seen the Nova Corp from Guardians of the Galaxy so there could be a rather slim chance that we could see a member on Earth anytime soon. The only character that I can think of that they can use if they were to go down the Ultimate route is White Tiger since there is going to be a female character in the film that won’t be a love interest according to sources and that is Zendaya.

2: Rise of the Iron Patriot: With the new addition of Tony Stark to the film there could now be a big chance that we could then see a new Norman Osborn using Starks technology to create his own armour of the Iron Patriot, which could then see Marvel then lead down the path to Dark Avengers.Norman-Osborn-unvieled The only character that I can think that may not be a part of this would possibly Daken since he is a mutant but so were Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch but they are in the main universe. But I am getting off topic here Norman Osborn in the past instalments has been rather sub-par. In the first film he was played by Willem Defoe and he did rather well, but he ended up dying which really sucked and then in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Norman was killed off for plot convenience which really pissed me off as a fan of the series. I thought that when Michael Keaton was announced to be in the film over the weekend I thought that he would be a right shoe in for Norman Osborn but after news articles I read he is no longer part of the casting I feel rather disappointed.

3: Shortened Uncle Ben Death: Now since that this is a new reboot of the Spider-Man universe and the news that there is going to be no origins for the character. We are most likely going to get a very shortened version of seeing Uncle Ben die, possibly in a similar way to where we saw Bruce Wayne’s parents die in either Batman Begins or possibly Dawn of Justice, so that were not going to be bogged down with what a lot of people who say Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man had to endure.death-uncle-ben-105940 It would be rather good if they did this in a flashback format since then they could use it more as a reason why Spider-Man does what he does when something comes up in the film where he needs reassurance on what he is doing is the right thing.

4: Better and Different Villains: Throughout the films that we have seen three different Green Goblins, Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Venom, The Lizard, Electro and a terrible waste of Rhino. I am really hoping for this series of Spider-Man films to bring in a different range of villains that could be used rather well for Spider-Man through different number of movies, such as Loki has been used in the MCU being a threat not only to Thor but as well as for The Avengers. One of the characters I would like to see would be The Jackal since that he was part of a big story in the Spider-Man arc with The Clone Saga where we are introduced to Ben Reilly and Kaine who are clones of Peter Parker who both have taken up the mantle of Scarlet Spider. This would be a rather interesting villain to have after the second film since there could be some revelations that could make a really interesting film. The second villain I would like to see would be Alistair Smythe also known as the Spider-Slayer (also the Ultimate Spider-Slayer). He has had quite the many encounters in the series of Spider-Man as well as Spider-Man’s supporting cast as well over the past few years especially towards J. Jonah Jameson since that Smyth had killed his wife when Smythe tried to actually kill Jonah. My third pick for a villain would actually be something that has been a major point in the comics from last year and that is Morlun. Morlun_fire_001

For the people who don’t know who he is, Morlun is an entity from Earth-000that hunts all the Spider-Totems (anyone who is a Spider) through Marvel’s own Multiverse where he nearly killed Spider-Man in the story called Spider-Man: The Other. Morlun is a really good villain to have in the MCU and in addition this would be a really good way to bring in different earth Spider-Men as well for instance if they were to do this we could actually see Donald Glover as Miles Morales.

And this is what I have pretty much thought of what I would like to see from the new Spider-Man we now have, I just hope they don’t manage to screw him up somehow.

My Top Ten Doctor Who Villains

So with the 50th Anniversary upon us, BBC 3 did there own top ten Doctor Who monsters and villains and I thought it was a bad top ten and this here is mine.

10. The Weeping AngelsImage

The Weeping Angels were brought into Doctor Who in series 3 and have been focused more on in the Matt Smith’s tenure. For me these belong at 10th mainly because they are dealt with in the same way and it gets rather boring from episode to episode with them in. But to be fair they are the more scarier monsters from the rebooted series. 

9. The SilurianImage
A group of existing homo-reptilians that live near the crust of the earth and seem to be more of a possibility in the actual world these creatures have lived longer than humans and want their world back, but in each of their encounters with the Doctor he has tried to negotiate peace with them. These are put here on the list mainly because they are now one is linked to the as a ally of the Doctor.

8. The SlitheenImage
Another new monster brought in from the reboot and featured in the spin off Sarah Jane Adventures, these creatures are a cunning and devious species that can infiltrate places by taking peoples skin and using it as their own, yet comes at a price as they tend to flatulence when they are in the skins. As a outcast family from Raxacoricofallapatorius they have not been seen fully in Doctor Who since series 1 and are due to return surely.

7. The Autons Image
One of the more unique monster in the whoiverse where it could get peoples minds actually focused since they were designed liked mannequins which are still used today. They were first encountered by the Third Doctor and was also focused around the first rebooted episode. For me after this I don’t think that they could be expanded on further, unless they were to do like a museum episode where the Autons were to be the museum attractions cause that would be a interesting story.

6. The Clockwork RobotsImage
Now to a one shot villain the clockwork robots, these are probablies the most well designed villains in Doctor Who as the fact that they run on old-fashioned clockwork mechanics. Originally working on board a ship till their ship started to fail they decided to use time windows and stalk a girl who turns out to be Madame de Pompadour who was a actual person as they were after her brain. But as the mass force of the clockwork robots where in 18th century France the Doctor ‘sacrifices’ himself by destroying a time window shattering the connection between them and the ship. As a one shot type episode this is the only thing I like from Steven Moffat.

5. The Ice Warriors Image
Habitants of Mars the Ice Warriors have only featured in two episodes but they have been both good episode. I really like the designs for the Ice Warriors either in their armour with a big turquoise coloured shell or as a weird creature that resmbles a mix of alien and some other weird creature. I would really like to see more of them since that there are more Ice Warriors now then there used to be.

4. The SontaransImage
Born as a warrior race the Sontarans are a tactile species that the Doctor has faced on numerous occasions. The first appearance of them was in the third Doctor arc called The Time Warrior which also featured the first appearance of legendary companion Sarah Jane Smith. They then went onto play three more episodes in the original series including a terrible episode (The Two Doctor’s). They were then reintroduced into the new series of Dr Who in a two parter where they were defeated yet again. But nowadays in the latest series there has been one Sontaran that has been reduced to be a comic relief character, I hope that in the new series with the new Doctor the Sontarans will be back to their old ways.

3. CybermenImage
Heart of steel and emotionless, the Cybermen are one of the most popular villains of all time in Doctor Who. Ever since the first appearance of the Cybermen they have always been able to adjust the way that they look (due to a better budget) and look more menacing that other villains. Yet what the have in strength in numbers they do lack in ways to be killed mainly either by gold or laser blasts. Since the rebirth of the show there was a Easter egg in the episode Dalek where it showed a Cyberman head in a display case and then in the second series to have the make a full debut in a two parter. But the last few Cybermen episodes have been a let down, defiantly the last episode where it showed the Cybermen being able to instantly adapt to it’s surroundings but the effects looked rather bad.

2. The DaleksImage
Born as a humanoid form and then built into a advanced killing machine. First debuting back in ’63 the Daleks have featured in many a story that has had major storyline with the Doctor including the debut of Davros and the creation of the Daleks. In the rebooted series the new Doctor was faced off against the Dalkes in two different occasions once in the Dalek episode and then again in the series two part finale. But in the Dalek episode I like that it was then returned in the series four finale when the Dalek from that episode was featured in that episode. But in the new series of Doctor Who they redesigned the Daleks and they looked terrible, plus in Asylum when they wiped the mind of the Daleks and they don’t know who the Doctor is any more which I think ruined the whole 50 years of Daleks.

1. The MasterImage
Growing up on Gallifrey and a possible childhood shared with the Doctor, The Master is possibly the only villain that he has ever faced that can match him on different levels of combat may that be hand to hand or a psychological. First appearing in Terror of the Autons he has also had a effect on the Doctor’s story arcs. As with the Doctor the Master also has the ability to regenerate and there have been six different versions of him throughout the years, even at one point been played by Eric Roberts in the movie role. The Master in my mind is the Doctor’s number one enemy as he is the same as him.