Disclaimer: 97% of the story you are about to read belongs to Haim Saban and Saban Entertainment, not me. The other 3% is either my creation or mostly my creation. Yes, the story will be a little different from in the movie. And yes, there are added characters and dialogues in this story, but the basic story itself belongs to Saban, not me.
From Zeo to Turbo
On a distant planet lives a great wizard named Lerigot (the "T" is silent). He is the keeper of a Golden Key which unlocks the dimensional gateways of the universe.
Lerigot is hunted by Divatox, a wicked Galactic Pirate, who needs the wizard's power to release a terrible demon-like creature.
Her plan is to join with him in a sinister marriage and bring forth a reign of terror on the galaxy.
Lerigot's only chance is to seek the help of powerful friends. But first, he must escape his planet and make his way to Earth…
These powerful friends are seven extraordinary teenagers instructed by Zordon and assisted by Zordon's assistant, Alpha 5. They are currently know as the Zeo Rangers. Their names are Tommy (the leader), Rocky, Adam, Danny, Erika, Tanya, and Katherine (also called Kat).
Tommy has been in the Rangers team the longest, almost ever since the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers began. At first, he was under an evil spell, but his closest friend, Jason, broke the spell and Tommy turned to the side of good. He was known first as the "Green Ranger", then as the "White Ranger", the "White Ninja Ranger", and is now known as "Zeo Ranger VII, Red."
Rocky is second in command next to Tommy. He was known first as the second "Red Ranger" after Jason went to Switzerland's Peace Conference with Zack and Trini, who found Aisha to replace her. Then, Rocky became known as the "Red Ninja Ranger" and is now known as "Zeo Ranger VI, Blue".
Adam has been on the team for as long as Rocky has. He was known first as the second "Black Ranger" after Zack joined Jason and Trini to Switzerland. After that, Adam was known as the "Black Ninja Ranger" and is now known as "Zeo Ranger V, Green"
Danny is one of the newest members of the team and a good friend of Rocky's. One day, more than a month ago, Danny saw a battle between the Rangers and Cogs. He helped the Rangers defeat them and discovered Rocky's identity. It motivated him to help defeat the opposing team even more. Zordon chose him to be known as "Zeo Ranger IV, Purple" because of his quick-thinking mind. Danny's real name is Daniel, but he refuses anyone to call him by that name, since it was a key to his terrible past.
Erika was on the team even briefer than Danny was, only a few weeks. She and her closest friends, Kat and Tanya, were walking in the park. When Cogs appeared to attack, Kat and Tanya both told Erika to run to safety, but she refused, not wanting anything or anyone to hurt them. During the battle, Kat and Tanya were both injured, and Erika, angered at that concept, attacked and almost defeated the Cogs by herself until the male Rangers arrived. She was even able to control Pyramidas, once, when the others were unable to. Because of her strong and caring heart, Zordon chose her to be known as "Zeo Ranger III, White."
Tanya became a member of the team after arriving from the savannas of Africa, being a replacement for Aisha. She would have been known as the "Yellow Ranger" and the "Yellow Ninja Ranger," if Goldar and Rito didn't destroy the Command Center. After the Zeo Crystal was back in the possession of good, Tanya became known as "Zeo Ranger II, Yellow."
Kat was a member of the team since Kimberly left for Florida. At first, she was in the hands of evil, just like Tommy once was. After a selfless act that saved Kimberly, however, Kat broke the spell she was under. Because of that, Kimberly decided to leave Angel Grove and allow Kat to be responsible of being the "Pink Ranger" and the "Pink Ninja Ranger." Now, Kat is known as "Zeo Ranger I, Pink."
But even the power of the Zeo Rangers was not enough to help Lerigot.
On the beautiful and green planet of Liaria, a Piranhatron of Divatox' was getting ready to fire a crossbow's arrow into a bush behind a fallen tree. The Piranhatron laughed sinisterly and said, "I've got you now, wizard." He fired the arrow, and a minor explosion occurred nearby the bush. At that moment, a male Liarian, the wizard Lerigot, ran from behind the bush and hid elsewhere.
Two Piranhatrons on horse-like animals, one of them was the one who fired the arrow, were attempting to catch up with him. More Piranhatrons appeared and searched for Lerigot. One of them said, "Search every bush and tree; Lerigot must be caught!"
They found him in a small meadow. The second Piranhatron on a steed spotted him. "There," he shouted, attracting more Piranhatrons towards the meadow. "There's no escape Lerigot!" He fired an arrow from his crossbow, missing Lerigot by one or two feet. "It's all over, wizard. Surrender to Divatox!" A few Piranhatrons circled around Lerigot.
Casually, Lerigot picked up a staff from a pocket on the inside of his garment. The staff was not the length of an ordinary staff; it was not even longer than 6 inches. It was his Golden Key.
He instantly used to key to transform into a golden light, blinding the Piranhatrons around him. The light rocketed upward and headed towards Earth.
"Fools," the first Piranhatron shouted. "You let him escape!"
Meanwhile, on Earth, an "ordinary" day was beginning.
Tommy, Rocky, Adam, and Danny were sparring in a wrestling ring inside a gymnasium. Their coach was with them. They were practicing for a Martial Arts Competition. The winning team of this competition will receive a fund, and Angel Grove's fund would immediately go to the Little Angels Shelter, which is in desperate need of money.
One could almost say that Rocky and Danny were twin brothers, since they almost look alike. They were not even brothers. The only things that tell the difference between them are Danny's light brown hair and the fact that Danny smiles more often.
Tommy was sparring with Rocky, and Adam with Danny. The coach kept telling Rocky to focus, but for some reason, Rocky couldn't. He kept trying to pull off offenses, but Danny either always blocked them or always escaped them. After a few minutes, the coach told Tommy and Danny to switch partners. Rocky was improving a little, but that was only because Danny was not as quick as Tommy. After a few more minutes, the coach called Rocky.
"Rocky," he said, "spinning heel kick my hand." He was wearing a large pad that covered his hand, and Rocky tried for it. But his aim was inaccurate and his foot wasn't close enough. Even if it was, he wouldn't have hit is because his foot went too high. He landed on his back hard, and yet felt an extremely minor pain. "Awe, c'mon Rocky," the coach said. "You're trying too hard."
Meanwhile, a bus from the Little Angels Haven was on its way to the gymnasium. Kat, Tanya, and Erika were on the bus. Tanya and Kat were sitting down, but Erika was standing in the aisle. She enjoyed it better than sitting down while traveling on a bus. Her bronze hair glittered in the sunlight. Most of the children, along with the teenage girls, were singing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." An 11-year-old boy wasn't singing, however. Instead, he was showing signs that he was sad.
Erika noticed the boy, stopped singing, tapped on his shoulder, and said sweetly, "C'mon, Justin; I know you know the words." Justin looked up to see Erika's beautiful smile. He also tried to smile, but didn't. He shrugged his shoulders.
"I don't feel like singing," Justin replied, futily trying to hide his sadness. Kat and Tanya, both sitting behind Justin, heard what he said, and stopped singing. They became concerned.
Erika knelt down, also concerned. "Do you want to talk about it?" she asked, quietly and kindly.
Justin just shrugged his shoulders again. "There's nothing to talk about. I just don't feel like singing."
Erika looked at Kat and Tanya. Kat smiled assuringly, and Tanya moved her lips, but she didn't make a sound; she didn't want Justin to hear. Erika could read lips, however, and she knew that Tanya was saying that he'll be okay. Erika looked at Justin again and smiled. "Okay," she said softly and stood back up. She played with his nose and he giggled. The nose play was a sign that she loved him as much as she would love any other child. But after the laughter, Justin continued with his sad thoughts.
Back at the gymnasium, Tommy, Adam, and Danny were relaxing. Rocky stood in front of the coach. Adam said, "Hey, Rocky, maybe we are trying too hard." Tommy and Danny agreed, trying to allow Rocky to relax.
But Rocky was too stubborn to stop. He said fiercely, "Maybe I'm not trying hard enough." He tried another spinning heel kick, but not only did he miss the target, he also fell out of the ring. He landed on his back again, but this time in great pain. The coach and Rocky's friend crawled out of the ring. "Oh, my back," Rocky complained.
"Can we get some help?" Tommy shouted.
"It's going to be all right," said the coach.
"Just relax," Adam advised.
"Man, I'm so stupid," Rocky insulted himself.
"It's okay, man," Danny said. "Help is on its way." At that moment, the bus arrived at the gymnasium. By the time the children arrived at the wrestling ring, Rocky was placed on a cot, getting ready to leave by the emergency exit. Justin saw Rocky first, and shouted his name in concern and shock.
"Rocky!" The other children stopped and stared. Justin, however, ran closer to the ring.
He stopped running when he heard Erika calling, "Justin, wait!" She ran past the children and arrived at Rocky's cot first. "Danny," she called. "What happened?"
"He tried too hard," were the only words that Danny could manage to say.
Kat and Tanya went through the crowd of children. Kat arrived before Tanya did, because Tanya told the children and Justin to wait right they were and that Rocky will be okay. A few moments after Tanya arrived, Rocky was headed out through the emergency exit for the hospital.
If Justin wasn't already sad enough … now he was even more distressed. Danny noticed this. "Hey, Justin. Why don't we go to the amusement park? It'll take your mind off of Rocky for a while."
Justin reluctantly agreed. He, Danny, and the others went to the amusement park. They were mainly focused on making Justin happier, even though they were having fun. Justin and Erika were on the swings. Danny noticed that Erika was having a fun time, spreading her arms out like an airplane and screaming. But Justin wasn't perking up.
After a while, Justin and Danny sat down at a park bench. "Hey, Danny, do you mind if I go for a walk?"
"No, of course not. Just don't go too far."
Justin walked off, just when Erika was arriving. "Where's he going?"
"He's going for a walk."
"Don't worry, Erika. He's a big kid, he can take care of himself."
"I hope you're right."
On the planet Liaria, in the deep of the sea, was a spaceship that could also travel underwater. The ship itself was in the shape of a fish; there were even two windows that symbolized eyes.
A woman-like alien entered the bridge, smiling and proud. She had long purple hair, blood-red lips, and a gold mask over her right eye. She was dressed in red and gold, along with tight, black leather boots. The two Piranhatrons that rode on steeds saluted to her when they saw her.
But she shouted, "Idiots!" She walked to the Piranhatrons and began to hit them. "You are worthless," she shouted to them. She spun around and pointed to a pink-peach colored creature. She shouted to him, "And you!"
"Me?" the creature asked in a silly voice, confused.
"You lost Lerigot," the woman said, approaching the creature with anger. "You let him get away."
The creature tried to blame it on the Piranhatrons. "I told you those bug-brains didn't have a clue!"
"Oh, shut up, Elgar," the woman scolded, calling the creature by name. "Those are your bug-brains, which makes this all your fault!"
"C'mon, Divatox," Elgar begged. "Don't punish me; I'm your favorite nephew." The woman, Divatox, turned away from Elgar. "Whew," he responded. "Hey, you two losers," Elgar called the Pirranhatrons. "I nearly got fried for your screw up. You're just lucky Aunt Divatox sliced me! Huh?" He just realized what he said.
Divatox had a sharp extendible claw on her arm. She spun around with a scream, using the claw to cut through Elgar's right wrist with great ease. It was apparently a robotic hand, because electric wires were cut as the hand was broken. The hand was caught by a mutant. He had blazing red eyes and a bluish-black and bulky outfit. His clothes were metallic and so bulky that it extended about a foot higher the his own height.
"Not again," Elgar complained.
"Never send a moron to do a mutant's job," the mutant said in a deep voice.
"If you are so brave, why don't you do the job, Rygog," Elgar asked, addressing the mutant by name. "That little runt Lerigot still has the key to the lost island of Muranthias."
"No thanks," Rygog said. "But I'll be happy to lend a hand." So saying, he offered the Elgar's hand back to him. The two Piranhatrons laughed with Rygog. But Elgar didn't laugh.
"Oh, yeah," Elgar said sarcastically. "Very funny."
"Quiet, both of you," Divatox shouted.
"Sorry," Rygog said, meekly.
"You're giving me such a migraine. I have a plan. Once we take the one thing he values most in the world, Lerigot will come to us willingly. Where's my eel? Where is he? Come to Mommy; come here." Divatox lifted up the lid of a small container and carefully picked up a horrible-looking eel. The eel gave happy squeaks when Divatox lifted up the lid.
Elgar tried to reattach his hand, but failed.
"I have a date with destiny," Divatox said. "I want Lerigot's family captured and brought here." The eel lifted up it head and gently touched Divatox's cheek with the tip of its closed mouth, as if to kiss her. "Yes, give Mommy a kiss," Divatox told her eel sweetly.
The golden light finally reached Earth. It landed in Africa, and had the appearance of a meteor striking the surface. Several kinds of animals ran away. The light transformed back into Lerigot and he found himself in a bird's nest. He looked around and knew that he was nowhere near the Power Chamber. He looked inside the nest and smiled.
There were two chicks, probably only a couple weeks old. They chirped sweetly, then began to peck at Lerigot's feet. Startled, Lerigot tried to get away from the chicks. They continued to tap at his feet, until he fell out of the nest with a scream. The chicks looked down the nest and sadly watched Lerigot get up.
He heard a lion's roar, turned around, and screamed at the sight of the carnivore. The lion roared again, but this time in hunger. Even though the lion was tempted to eat Lerigot, all it did was stare at him and lick his chops. Lerigot grew more confident in the creature and mistaken the lion for Alpha.
"Alpha?" Lerigot asked, using the only word he could speak in English. He kept on repeating the name, and he thought that the lion understood, because the lion crept closer towards him in curiosity. When the lion got close enough, Lerigot cast a very minor spell, in attempts to understand the lion. But the sparkles that left Lerigot's fingers was enough to frighten the lion. In fear, it ran away, and Lerigot was unhappy.
He walked around, repeating Alpha's name and trying to find him, Zordon, or anyone that might help him. He found no one.
"Ay-yi-yi, Zordon," Alpha said in extreme concern. "Lerigot, the wizard of Liaria, is here on Earth! Uh, Zordon?" The head that was normally in the ion tube was not there; Alpha began to look around. "Uh, Zordon, where are you?"
The head appeared in the tube and said, "I'm here, Alpha."
Alpha turned around again, startled. "Zordon! Yikes! You scared the dials out of me!"
"I'm sorry, Alpha, but I, too, sensed the arrival of Lerigot and was tracking his whereabouts."
"But why would he come here? He knows he can't survive on Earth for very long."
"Something must be terribly wrong. You must pinpoint his location and contact the Rangers. If Lerigot is in trouble, we must help him."
"Right, Zordon. Beginning a world-wide search now."
At the hospital, Rocky was sleeping. Justin quietly snuck into the room, unnoticed by anyone, and closed the door. He didn't intend on going for a walk; he intended to see Rocky. This was the first time he had ever lied and disobeyed Danny.
He tried to wake Rocky up by softly calling his name. But, suddenly, Justin heard minor laughter behind the door, and his underneath the bed, being the only place to hide.
Rocky's "Ranger friends" entered the room, and Danny gently shook Rocky to wake up. Rocky smiled when he saw his friends, but no one knew about Justin being under the bed.
"Hey there, Boy Blue," Erika said. She always used that nickname on Rocky whenever he felt down, sick, or unhappy, because it always cheered him up at least a little.
"We brought you a surprise," Tanya said.
"Flowers," Kat said. Each of the girls brought a set of flowers; one yellow set from Tanya, one pink set from Kat, and one white set from Erika. Tommy came closer to the bed.
"Got you a card," he said. He held up a card that was about half his height that said, "Get Well Soon."
Adam released six helium balloons that were on the same string to the ceiling; one of each Ranger color, saying, "And some decoration." Everyone softly giggled, even Rocky. But Justin remained silent.
"The doctor said that you're going to make a full recovery," Tanya said.
"Yeah," Rocky said, "but not in enough time for the competition. It looks like you guys have to go one without me."
"It looks like we don't have a choice," Adam said. "Especially with the fact that if we don't get the grand prize, the shelter is going to close down for good."
"And Justin is taking this pretty hard," Danny said.
"Yeah; it's bad enough he lost his mother," Erika pointed out. "Now, he has to face losing the shelter." Rocky sighed.
"But we're not going to let that happen," Tommy added. Justin was tempted to crawl out of the bed to let them know that he was hiding under there. But he remained motionless when he heard a beeping noise. It was the Rangers' communicators. Tommy answered, "This is Tommy, go ahead."
"Rangers," Zordon said. "Report to the Power Chamber. A powerful wizard has arrived on Earth and may be in danger." Justin couldn't believe what he had heard, especially the first word.
"We're on our way. Tommy out."
Everyone looked at Rocky, who said, "You guys heard Zordon; what are you waiting for?"
"We'll let you know what's up," Adam promised.
"Take care," Tanya said.
"Be careful," Rocky warned. He raised two fingers, forming a V.
"Thanks," Kat said.
"Let's go," Tommy commanded.
"Okay," Danny agreed.
"See ya, Boy Blue," Erika finished.
In a moment, a rainbow flash of lights filled the room. Both Rocky and Justin had to shield their eyes. When the lights disappeared, Justin looked to where he normally saw the feet. He saw nothing, and gasped quietly in awe. He started to crawl out from underneath the bed.
Even though his hair was short, it got caught in something under the bed. "Ouch," he said louder than he intended to.
"Who's there," Rocky asked in surprise. Instead of answering, Justin crawled from underneath the bed and had his back towards Rocky. "Justin? Did you just hear all that?"
Justin turned around in shock. "You guys are the Power Rangers?"
Inside the Power Chamber, Zordon was filling the Rangers in on the recent news. "Lerigot has taken great pains to hide his exact location. Someone must be after him."
"You must find him quickly," Alpha said.
"Tanya and I better stay here, just in case," Adam suggested.
"Good idea, Adam," Tommy said. "This could be trouble; keep an eye out."
"He is somewhere in central Africa," Zordon announced. "Equip yourselves with the Power Boxes and teleport there immediately."
"Right, Zordon," Tommy said, walking to a wall with Danny, Kat and Erika close behind him.
"He cannot survive under the sun's rays," Zordon warned.
Tommy and the others picked up a backpack that was in the shape and form of a box, while Adam and Tanya remained at the controls. Tommy's Power Box was a red color with some metallic gray spots. The others were the exact same except for colors; where Tommy's was red, Kat's was pink, Erika's was white, and Danny's was purple.
"Ay-yi-yi, Rangers," Alpha said. "The short-range locators in your Power Boxes should lead you straight to Lerigot. Good luck."
"Ready?" Tommy asked.
"Ready," Danny answered.
"Yeah," Kat stated.
"Let's go," Erika said.
At that, they teleported to Africa, where Lerigot was still wandering around. They began their search, even though they were not close.
Lerigot first noticed the sun's heat and began to feel a little weak. A monkey saw Lerigot and playfully threw a rock at his head. Mostly startled, Lerigot turned to find the one who threw the rock.
"Alpha?" he asked, wondering if Alpha was nearby. Instead, he saw many monkeys coming from the bushes around him. The monkeys decided to guide Lerigot to where is would be safe, and Lerigot willingly went with them, thinking that they would lead him to Zordon.
By now, Divatox was able to capture Lerigot's family; his wife and his only child. Rygog suddenly shouted, "I found Lerigot; he's on Earth!"
Divatox approached Rygog. "Yes!" she exclaimed. "He must be looking for Zordon. Excellent; you may kiss my hand." Rygog was about to when Divatox pulled her hand away. "Got you?"
"That little runt," Elgar asked. "Forget it. Let's get back to plundering and pillaging; that's what I like."
"Never!" Divatox shouted. "Lerigot holds the only key to freeing Maligore, the great flame of destruction and my husband-to-be. Once we are wed, I will use his power to raid all the riches of the universe. Just thinking about it gives me "'goose bumps'."
"Kinda gives me gas," Elgar stated.
"Elgar, once on Earth, you will bring two humans of purity and strength. They will be my gift to Maligore. Activate the barrier shields and set a course for Earth. We're going after Lerigot."
In a few moments, the ship transformed into a greenish-clear light, rose out of the waters of Liaria, and started to approach Earth.
The next morning in Angel Grove, a baseball game was being played. Lt. Stone, Bulk, and Skull were once again in their police uniforms. Bulk and Skull found a hot dog boy.
"Hold it," Bulk said. The boy raised his hands in surrender. "What do you got?" He began to feel the boys sides the same way the police would check for guns.
"I'll have to check these hot dogs for safety," Skull said, using the excuse to eat a hot dog.
"Bulkmier! Skullovich!" Bulk looked up and saw Lt. Stone coming towards them.
"Beat it, kid," he said. Skull managed to get a hot dog and the mustard bottle before the boy left. Skull tried to get mustard on the hot dog.
"Men," Lt. Stone said. "Listen up, because you know how I hate to repeat myself. I hate to repeat myself!"
"You just did, sir," Bulk pointed out formally.
"I needn't remind you of our luck in getting rehired. Men, I have an important assignment for you. It's an easy one, but…" He noticed that Skull was stomping on the mustard bottle. "Skullovich, are you listening to me?"
Skull picked up the bottle and stood up straight. "I'm with you, sir," he answered.
"Well, listen to this, at precisely 1900 hours, you will relieve me from my duty at the International Dance-A-Thon. Do I make myself clear?"
"Got you, sir," Bulk saluted.
"Yes, sir," Skull shouted. He raised his hand in a salute, still holding the mustard bottle. The mustard finally came out and splattered all over Lt. Stone's face. "Excuse me, Sir," he said, rubbing some mustard off of his face with the hot dog and began to eat it. "Thank you."
"Napkin," Lt. Stone said, asking if he had a napkin.
Thinking that Lt. Stone was asking if he was offering a napkin, Bulk said, "I got one, sir. Thanks." He walked away, and Lt. Stone had to wipe off the mustard using his hands.
Vultures were crowing. Kat looked around at the trees and the bushes. "Wow," she said in an Australian accent. "It reminds me of parts of Australia."
"Reminds me of parts of the Everglades," Danny added.
Erika turned to Danny in shock. "You've been to the Everglades?"
Danny smiled back to Erika. "Been there? I used to live there!"
"There's so much I don't know about you, Danny. Oh, I've always wanted to go to the Everglades!"
"Well, I'll take on vacation there someday."
"I would love that, Danny."
Tommy wasn't paying much attention. He was using his short-ranger locator. It began to beep. "Got him," he said, responding to the beeps.
"Where?" Erika asked. She and Kat looked over his shoulders.
"The signal is coming from … that direction," he answered, indicating a path in front of them.
"Let's go find him," Danny said.
A screen indicated that an object was approaching Earth. "Wow," Tanya said. "This thing is moving fast. Adam, come check it out." Adam came and looked behind her shoulder. "You know that object we were tracking; it just entered the Earth's atmosphere. But it has some sort of shield around it, blocking its identity."
"It is likely to be the reason that Lerigot has come to Earth," Zordon said. "An evil energy surrounds it."
"Man, I've got a bad feeling about this," Adam said. "I just hope the others can make it back soon."
A few minutes later, Bulk and Skull were arguing at an intersection.
"Lt. Stone is already going to kill us for being late, so turn right," Bulk said.
"Left," Skull argued. "Left is north. North Star. Look at the stars, there, man!"
"That star is moving!" The "star" that they saw was actually Divatox's Subcraft.
"Can we make a wish?" Skull asked stupidly. Before Bulk could answer, the stop sign next to them began to shake in a manner that it would in a tornado. Three flashes of light shone on Bulk and Skull. In fear, they turned right. "What in the world was that?" Skull asked.
"I don't know, but keep going."
"The accelerator is stuck!"
"Skull, slow down!"
"Still, there's a building up ahead."
The motorcycle crashed into a bait shop. They were covered with stinky and disgusting bait. At first, they thought they were safe inside a building. They changed their minds when they heard a sound. They screamed, but a few seconds later, there wasn't a trace of either of them.
Nearby a waterfall, Tommy, Kat, Danny, and Erika were still looking for Lerigot. Kat placed her hands on her knees.
"The signal is getting stronger," Tommy stated.
"Tommy, do you mind if I stop for a minute?" Kat asked.
Erika looked at Kat, concerned. "Are you okay?"
"Yeah, Erika, it's just hot out here."
"I know," Danny agreed.
Tommy turned his back to Kat and said, "You want some water?" In answer, she placed her thumb against a circle in the upper right corner of Tommy's Power Box. She removed a small cylinder canteen that contained an unlimited ration of water. She took a drink. "We've still got a lot of jungle to cover," he continued.
Kat passed the canteen back to Tommy, saying, "Thanks." Then, she sat down on a log.
"Danny," Erika said. "Will you please hand me my canteen?"
"Sure," he answered. He did the same as Kat did on Erika's Power Box, and passed the canteen to her. "Here you go."
"Thanks." She took a drink, then offered the canteen to Danny. He politely refused. Erika continued to drink then began to stretch her arms. She continued to do so while she got a pretty good view of the waterfall and the river below the cliff.
Kat sighed, saying, "Oh, man, this heat's intense." She didn't notice, but a snake was lowering its body behind Kat from a tree nearby. Tommy turned towards Kat, and was about to take another sip from his canteen when he saw the snake.
Keeping his eyes on the snake, Tommy lowered his canteen and said, "Don't move."
Erika and Danny quietly turned to Kat, and they saw the snake, too. Erika became frightened and gasped, but Danny quickly covered her mouth before she could scream.
Kat felt the snake's body against her shoulder, and was extremely tempted to urge away from the snake. Yet, she followed Tommy's instructions of not moving.
"On the count of three, jump away," Tommy ordered. "One…"
"Uh, Tommy…?" Danny said in a question tone. He removed his hand from Erika's mouth.
"Do you know what you're doing?" Erika asked.
"THREE!" Kat immediately got up and ran away. Tommy grabbed the snake just below its neck and began to tussle with it.
Kat accidentally bumped into Erika, causing both of them to fall over the cliff. Both of them grabbed onto a tree root that was sticking out of the cliff. Erika looked down, saw the rapids below them, and shouted, "Danny!"
Danny, at the moment the girls went over the cliff, poked his head over the cliff and saw them. He extended his hand in attempt to reach them, but he is out of reach by merely a few inches.
Tommy was wrestling with the snake. The snake's body was wrapping around parts of Tommy's.
Kat summoned the two parts of her Zeonizer, first her right wrist, then her left. Erika was too afraid of loosing her grip to summon her Zeonizer. Kat's Crystal part of her Zeonizer got caught in a piece of the root. It was at that moment the Kat lost her grip, and she attempted to morph.
"Zeo Ranger I, Pink!" The morphing process began as she got closer and closer to the water. At the last part of the morphing process started, Kat crashed into the water. The morphing process was incomplete, and Kat scratched her shin against a sharp rock under the water.
"Kat!" Erika yelled. She not only noticed that Kat didn't morph, but she also noticed that she was floating instead of swimming. Erika turned to Danny. "Sorry, Danny. I gotta go after her!" Then, she let go.
"Erika, no!" Danny shouted. He saw that she turned as she fell and did a graceful swan dive into the water, and began to swim after Kat. He vaguely heard Erika calling Kat's name. "Show off," Danny fussed to himself about the dive. He knew he couldn't do it better than that.
Tommy had lost the grip of the snake. He grabbed Danny's shirt and leaped off. They dove right into the water. For a while, Danny and Tommy saw nothing but water. Then, Tommy noticed Kat floating away, followed by Erika, who was doing her best in keeping up.
"Kat! Erika!" he shouted. He started to swim.
Danny saw Tommy swimming towards them, and followed him. He stopped for a while, hearing a grunt from behind him. He saw a crocodile. Knowing that it could keep up with the others and tear them apart before Tommy could protect them, Danny said, "Oh, no, you don't!" He decided to wrestle with it. He swam to a flat rock that was above the river surface, climbed onto it, and waited for the crocodile.
When it got close enough, Danny jumped onto the crocodile's back and wrestled with it, distracting it from the others. Eventually, the crocodile was able to shake Danny off. Danny tried to swim away from it. Tommy removed a life preserver and wrapped it around Kat. Erika helped Tommy guide Kat to a river bank. Once on the shore, Tommy morphed.
"Zeo Ranger VII, Red!" After morphing, Tommy removed his Zeo Laser Pistol and fired a few feet in front of the crocodile. It swam away, and Danny was able to reach the shore before it returned. "Zeo Ranger VII, power down!" Tommy looked at Danny and Erika. "You two okay?" They only nodded, trying to relax from what had just happened.
Erika looked at a very fatigued Danny. "Are you okay?"
"Yeah," he answered. "I just got a small cut." He rolled up one of his bleeded sleeves, showing a cut between 2 and 3 inches long!
"Oh, gosh, Danny! You call that a small cut?"
"It's not very deep."
Erika insisted. She tore off a big piece of one of her long sleeves, soaked it in water, then wrapped it around Danny's wound. "That should do it for a while, Danny."
Tommy looked at the cut on Kat's leg. "You okay, Kat?"
"Yeah, are you?" Tommy nodded. "My leg…" Tommy looked at it again, trying to decided what to do. Erika looked around, looking for something that might help. She saw a few small yet thick pieces of wood nearby. Knowing that she always carries some string and a little bit of cloth with her, Erika had an idea…
A beautiful sunset was only beginning all over Angel Grove. Divatox's Subcraft made its temporary home in the Pacific Ocean.
"What do you mean you can't find Lerigot?! And are these my two humans of purity and strength?" Divatox looked at Bulk and Skull.
"Yeah," Elgar answered. "Check "'em out. I even scrambled their brains so they'd be easier to deal with. Ta da! What do you think?"
Divatox noticed the awful smell of bait that was still on them. "Are you out of your mind?" she asked Elgar, plugging her nose from the smell. Rygog laughed.
"The idea was to woo Maligore, not make him lose his lunch," Divatox scolded. "I'm giving you one more chance; don't blow it!" To finish her threat, she blew a raspberry at Elgar.
Danny was supporting Kat's right side; Erika was supporting her left. Tommy went a little ahead, trying to pick up Lerigot's signal. A bandage made of wood, cloth and string was covering Kat's injury, but it only slowed down the blood flow.
"Aw, man," Tommy said.
"What is it, Tommy?" Erika asked.
"We're headed in the right direction, but the signal is getting fainter."
"He must be weakening from the sun's heat," Danny said, knowing that it would happen sooner or later.
"Tommy, we've got to hurry," Kat said. Tommy led the way, but was going at a slow pace in order for the others to see him well enough to follow him.
Not far from where they were, Lerigot was still being led by the monkeys. At a corner, Tommy's navigator motioned to Tommy's right. When the others caught up with him, Danny was the first to notice Lerigot.
"Look," he said. The others looked and saw him. Somehow, they knew that it was him.
"Lerigot," Erika instinctively said to the others. They all approached him.
"Lerigot!" Tommy called. Lerigot looked up and saw them. He said Alpha's name again in question, and Tommy smiled. "Yes, Alpha. My name is Tommy; this is Katherine."
Erika and Danny also introduced themselves.
Lerigot understood every word that Tommy said. He noticed Kat and Danny, particularly at their wounds. Kat sat on the grass and they saw Lerigot looking at Kat's leg. Danny sat beside her.
Golden sparkles flew from Lerigot's fingers and surrounded Kat's wound. When the spell was cast, everyone noticed that the bandage over the leg looked as if it was never stained with blood. Kat was surprised. "My leg." She and Erika removed the homemade bandage. The leg looked as if it was never injured. "He healed my leg! Thank you, Lerigot."
Danny smiled, feeling glad for Kat. Then, he looked down to see no wound on his arm. "Wow, he healed my arm without me knowing it!"
"Let's get him out of here," Tommy suggested. At that moment, Lerigot grew even weaker from the sun's heat. He would have fallen backwards if Erika didn't catch him. She and Kat guided him into a the shade of a tree.
Danny opened communication. "Alpha, we're standing by with Lerigot for teleportation."
The monkeys began to chatter. Tommy looked at them and said, "Thank you." The monkeys waved as the five teleported back to Angel Grove.
Several minutes before sunset was completed, two scubadivers went into the water. Divatox was watching them through her periscope. "Woo! Well, what have we got here? Two humans, ripe for the picking, and they're heading our way!"
The two scubadivers were exploring the fish that they found. Suddenly, a Piranhatron grabbed one of them. The other was also captured. They were brought back to Divatox's Subcraft, but not before they lost consciousness. They were placed on the floor in front of Divatox.
"Two perfect specimens, worthy of feeding my fiancé. Throw them into the bilge where they will stay fresh," she declared.
"It'll be my pleasure," Elgar said, pulling a switch that activated the trap door to the bilge.
"Now, let's reel in that little runt, Lerigot. He's probably with Zordon by now. Remove the mind block! We'll use his wife, Yara, to contact them both."
Lerigot was resting on the medical bed of the Power Chamber. Kat was the most concerned about him, since he healed her leg. "Is he going to be all right?"
"The sun has taken its toll on him," Alpha said. "But this should be able to restore his life force, for now."
"I wonder who's after him," Adam questioned.
"Yeah, me too," Tanya wondered.
Suddenly, Lerigot began to shake himself violently. The others ran to him in concern.
"What's happening to him?" Danny asked. He was about the comfort Lerigot by touching him. Kat was already doing that.
"Danny, wait," Alpha cautioned. "He is receiving a telepathic transmission which is, obviously, upsetting him greatly. Zordon, what should we do?"
"Perhaps if we can find out what he is receiving, we can help him. Alpha, attach the Cradio Transmission Scanner and connect it to the Viewing Globe."
At the moment it was done, a visual of Divatox appeared on the screen.
"Ay-yi-yi!" Alpha screamed.
Divatox began to speak. "Zordon, I know you can hear me, so listen well. Lerigot must surrender. Say hello to Lerigot's family: Yara, loving wife and caring mother to little baby Bethel. Don't you just want to pinch those adorable cheeks?"
"You'd better not!" Danny shouted.
"Ay-yi-yi!" Alpha screamed again.
"Make it stop; look what it's doing to him," Kat shouted to the screen. She didn't know that Divatox wouldn't respond because it was a one-way message.
"Bring him to me," Divatox demanded. "Oh, and by the way, as a token of my appreciation, I'll spare a couple of your favorite humans." Danny and Erika looked at each other in confusion. "They're really not much to look at, but my sensors tell me that they were once one of your… Oh, what do you call them? Oh, yes, Power Rangers."
At that moment, both divers removed their scubagear from their heads. Tommy looked at their faces and was shocked. "Kimberly … and Jason."
"Who and who?" Erika asked.
"Former Power Rangers," Danny explained. "Remember when you helped us by taking control of Pyramidas?" Erika nodded. "Before that happened, Jason was the Gold Ranger."
"Wow," Erika said.
"Do what I say," Divatox commanded, "or it's lights out for all of them." The mind block was replaced on Yara's head and the transmission was terminated.
Kimberly and Jason looked around. They were silent for a few minutes, shocked at where they are. Jason was the first to break the silence.
"I think we're in major trouble."
"I'd say. I wish we could morph."
"Doesn't look like there is a way out."
Two faces appeared at a window between their cells. Kim and Jason noticed them immediately. One of them said in a Hawaiian accent, "My name is Antonio Badana." But Kim and Jason knew better.
"Bulk?" Kim asked in recognition.
"Skull?" Jason asked.
Yes, they were Bulk and Skull, but their minds were still mixed up. The second face (Bulk) said in a German accent, "You are speaking to us?"
The first face (Skull) asked, "Who is this Bulk and Skull?"
Jason said, "Something is weird with those two."
Kim turned to him. "Oh, you just figured that one out?" They giggled, but Bulk and Skull turned away from the window in order to ignore the insult.
Alpha and Lerigot were talking in the Liarian language.
"They understand each other," said an astonished Erika.
"As good friends should," Zordon added.
"I don't understand it. Why does Divatox want Lerigot?" Tanya asked.
"I believe that Divatox is planning to use Lerigot and his Golden Key to cross through the treacherous Nemesis Triangle into another dimension. Once there, she will likely travel to the lost island of Muiranthias, and attempt to join forces with an evil creature named Maligore."
"Great," Tommy said sarcastically. "Then what?"
"Then nothing would be safe. Even the Zords would not be enough to stop them."
Suddenly, Alpha began speaking in English again. "What? No!"
The others looked in his direction. "What did he say?" Danny asked.
"Ay-yi-yi. He is performing the Liarian Prayer of Guidance." The others looked at him, confused. "Lerigot is preparing to surrender."
"What?" Erika asked in a shout.
"But why?" Kat asked in surprise and fear. "We can't let him do that."
"It's his family, Kat," Adam said. "We'd all do the same for each other."
"I just hope they're okay," Danny said.
"Here's the game plan," Tommy suggested. "First, we'll get Kim and Jason out of there; then we'll go after Lerigot's family."
"Look, Kim and Jason were Power Rangers once," Adam pointed out. "If anyone can get through it, they can." The others nodded.
That very night, the Rangers guided Lerigot to the top of a cliff that overlooked the beach and the ocean. Divatox's Subcraft came into view, and several motorboats carried Piranhatrons, Elgar, and two unconscious figures. They arrived at the beach shore, but they came no closer.
Elgar stood up and shouted, "Send Lerigot down!"
Tommy shouted back, "No; bring our friends closer first!"
"You have no choice, humans! This is as close as you get! Now, send the wizard down!"
"I don't like it," Adam said to the others. "We should try to think of some way to stall them until we figure something out."
"Good idea," Danny said.
But before they started, Erika noticed a breeze going through her hand. She was holding Lerigot, but now she was holding nothing. Her long hair, which was in a ponytail, accidentally struck Tanya's back as Erika turned her head in shock. Tanya turned to her in confusion at the moment Erika said, "Lerigot's gone!"
The others reacted the same way she did. Then, they heard a sound coming from the beach. They turned to see Lerigot walking towards Elgar. "Lerigot; no!" Kat shouted.
"Come back!" Tommy shouted. But Lerigot turned to his friends and waved good-bye. He walked towards Elgar.
"Come on, furball," Elgar said. "Come to Elgar."
"All right!" Tommy shouted. "You have what you came for; let our friends go!"
"Swim for them! So long, turkeys!"
"Turkeys?" Erika asked in disbelief. She shouted to Elgar, "Look, cone-head, no one ever calls my friends "'turkeys' and then gets away with it!" With that, she jumped off the cliff and ran with admirable speed to Elgar with immense anger.
"Man, she's one who takes punishment," Danny said. He leaped off the cliff, followed by Adam and Tommy, then by Kat and Tanya.
Elgar and the Piranhatrons went between the deep and the shallow of the ocean, dumped the unconscious figures, and went back to the ship. Erika swam after Elgar and Lerigot, calling to Elgar, "Come back here, cowards!"
Tommy, Adam, and Danny, however, swam to the two people. Tommy checked the first one, and found out that it was a fake. He had to check the other one; he found that it was also a fake. Tommy tried to swim for the ship, but Adam pulled Tommy back to the shore. Danny pulled Erika with him.
Later that night, Divatox tried to make the Golden Key work. She shouted, "Double-double rocks and rubble!" At the failure, she tried something simpler, "Abra cadabra cadabra cadabra cadabra, whoo!" She sighed in frustration.
She walked to Lerigot, saying, "If only its magic would glow in my hands, I would have no need for you. You will oversee to our safe passage through the Nemesis Triangle, won't you, twerp?" Before waiting for an answer, Divatox turned to Rygog. "Set a course for the Nemesis Triangle, full speed ahead!"
Lerigot was once again separated from his family. He had a cell to his own; his wife and child were in another.
"Once we get to the island of Muiranthias on the other side…" she started. She was interrupted by a buzzing bug that passed by. "As I was saying, once we get to the island of…" She was interrupted again.
The bug landed on her leg. She stuck her tongue out like a frog. She caught the bug and ate it. "My Maligore's appetite will ignite once he sees those Power-licious offerings I brought him. Those two ex-Power Pukes will be the perfect wedding meal for my Maligore."
She didn't know it, but Divatox was overheard by Kim. Her feet were on Jason's shoulders; her ear was against the wall. When Divatox laughed, she knew that she finished explaining her plan. "Okay," she said to Jason. He let her down.
"This is so lame," Kim sighed in frustration. "You know, we come here back to surprise everybody and help out with the shelter. Next thing you know, we're snack food for some monster with the munchies."
"Munchies?" asked Bulk, still being brainwashed. (Not like there was any brain to wash, anyway.) He smiled stupidly and Kim and Jason.
The Rangers slept that night, even though none of them slept very well. The next morning, they set to work trying to figure out a new way to stop Divatox.
Tommy walked from Tanya and approached the others. He said, "Let the stabilizers off 8.40 Full Throttle."
A moment later, Kat said, "Okay. All systems go here." The screen in front of her presented a display of the Power Rangers' colors.
Zordon said, "The Zords you are now creating will have the power to see you safely on your quest through the Nemesis Triangle; to rescue Lerigot, his family, and our friends. Behold, your new Turbo Zords." Two doors opened behind the Rangers and they went through to see their new Zords. They were surprised to see them.
"They're just ordinary cars," Erika said. All at once, the lights turned on, and the Zords slowly and quietly approached them.
"No, Erika; they're extraordinary cars. Vehicles equipped with the power and velocity of Turbo Technology. Individually, they are formidable fighting machines, but when merged together, they form the Turbo MegaZord, the most powerful Zord ever created." Zordon began to present the Zords to their owners.
"Adam, Desert Thunder will be yours to command.
"Danny, you have the Fire Stingray.
"Erika, Sky Striker is now yours.
"Katherine, yours is called Wind Chaser.
"Tanya, Dune Star is your Turbo Zord.
"And Tommy, Red Lightning will serve you well."
"Cool," Erika said.
"Thanks, Zordon," Tommy said.
But Danny saw the blue Zord, and it had stopped approaching them. "But what about Rocky's?"
"The Mountain Blaster will stay behind, for now," Zordon answered.
"Remember, Rangers," Alpha warned. "Once inside the Nemesis Triangle, communication with the Power Chamber will be impossible."
They turned to a lighted table. It was lighted with all 7 different colors.
"Before you are your new Turbo morphers," Zordon continued. Matching their colors, the Rangers stood in front of their new morphers. "Seven keys similar to Lerigot's Golden Key. Individually, they will power up your vehicles and give you access to your morphing powers, but together, and only together, will they became powerful enough to see you safely through your mission.
"Now reach out, Rangers, and accept your destiny."
Erika smiled and almost whispered, "Destiny: the one thing I've always searched for."
"Ready?" Tommy asked.
"Ready," Kat answered. They placed their left hands over their keys, and their right hands in the middle, forming a sphere.
"Go!" Tommy shouted. All at once, a brilliant display of lights flooded the entire Power Chamber, as each Ranger gained access to their Turbo powers. In a few moments, the process was completed. "Woah," Tommy said, "I've never felt anything like this."
"Wow, this is