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Karone in "Countdown to Destruction"
Karone in "Countdown to Destruction"
Karone was Andros's sister who was turned into the villainess Astronema; she later turned good and eventually returned to serve as the Pink Galaxy Ranger.

Relatives


Astronema

Astronema (with one of many hairstyles)
Astronema (with one of many hairstyles)

Astronema was Karone's villain persona; she led attacks on the Space Rangers (including Andros) from her Dark Fortress.

See Also

Locket

Andros and Astronema wore similar (if not matching) lockets [1,2], each pining for the lost sibling depicted within [2,3]. The lockets were ultimately responsible for Andros's discovery of Astronema's identity [3].
[1] From Out of Nowhere, et al.
[2] Never Stop Searching, et al.
[3] The Secret of the Locket

Powers/Abilities

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Arsenal

Astronema with battle gear and Wrath Staff
Astronema with battle gear and Wrath Staff

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Quantrons

Quantrons
Quantrons

Quantrons were robotic foot soldiers used by Astronema. They came in black-suited and gray-suited varieties (though their outer armor was always silver). On occasion, they flew small fighter ships called Velocifighters.

Dark Fortress

Dark Fortress
Dark Fortress

The Dark Fortress was Astronema's space station headquarters.

Skrudly

"Skrudly" was the name of an entity kept aboard the Dark Fortress [1].
[1] Satellite Search, Red with Envy

Secret City

Secret City (while underwater)
Secret City (while underwater)

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Data cards

Data cards
Data cards

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History


In Space

Astronema circa late In Space
Astronema circa late In Space

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Lost Galaxy

Karone circa Lost Galaxy
Karone circa Lost Galaxy

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Q&A


What was Karone's last name?

It wasn't revealed in-show, if she even had one. The official Power Rangers website lists none.

Were Karone and Andros twins?

Unstated in-show; see "Andros" for further discussion.

Was there an official spelling for "Quantron?"

Scripts for the series spelled it as such.

What about "Skrudly?"

The scripts for both of its mentions spelled it as such (here and here).

Were Karone's and Andros's lockets identical?

Their similarity wasn't overtly commented upon in dialog. Visually speaking, they were apparently the same size and shape with the same childhood photos inside (see images below). Further, they may or may not have been identical on the outside; difficulty matching up their appearances comes from the fact that they usually had opposite sides facing the camera: Andros's was usually shown with patterned side outward (see images below), while Karone's (Astronema's) was usually shown with smooth side outward, revealing an emblem which tended to appear on Astronema's equipment (discussed below). Glimpses of the lockets' non-traditional sides were often scarce, but it's conceivable from the images below that they could match.


Smooth side
Patterned side
Inside
Andros's
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Karone's
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What did the emblem on Astronema's (and perhaps Andros's) locket signify?

Unknown. All we know is that it also appeared on her Wrath Staff and within the Dark Fortress [1].
[1] From Out of Nowhere, et al.

If Andros's locket had the same emblem, how did he not figure out Astronema's identity sooner?

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Was Astronema ever shown not wearing her locket?

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[1] Save Our Ship
[2] Satellite Search
[3] The Barillian Sting
[4] The Secret of the Locket

Did Karone's locket ever contain a data disc like the one Andros kept in his locket?

If it did, it was never seen, even when Astronema's locket was opened [1].
[1] The Secret of the Locket

How did Ecliptor turn Karone evil?

Astronema as a normal girl in "A Date with Danger"
Astronema as a normal girl in "A Date with Danger"

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Why did Astronema change her hairstyle so much?

Unspecified. In fact, her hairstyle changes weren't even mentioned in dialog.

How many hairstyles did she have, anyway?

Excluding Karone's straight blond hair, Astronema had nine distinct hairstyles, shown below:
Style 1 (purple)
Style 1 (purple)
Style 2 (braided black)
Style 2 (braided black)
Style 3 (blond)
Style 3 (blond)
Style 4 (brunette)
Style 4 (brunette)
Style 5 (silver blond)
Style 5 (silver blond)
Style 6 (medium black)
Style 6 (medium black)
Style 7 (blond/black)
Style 7 (blond/black)
Style 8 (blue)
Style 8 (blue)
Style 9 (short red)
Style 9 (short red)
Style 9 as cyborg
Style 9 as cyborg


The following table shows which styles were used in which episodes (a dash is used when Astronema didn't appear in an episode):

Episode
Style
From Out of Nowhere, part 1
1
From Out of Nowhere, part 2
1
Save Our Ship
1, 2
Shell Shocked
2
Never Stop Searching
2
Satellite Search
3
A Ranger Among Thieves
3
When Push Comes to Shove
3
The Craterite Invasion
-
The Wasp with a Heart
4
The Delta Discovery
4
The Great Evilyzer
4
Grandma Matchmaker
4
The Barillian Sting
5
T.J.'s Identity Crisis
5
Flashes of Darkonda
5
The Rangers' Mega Voyage
5
True Blue to the Rescue
6
Invasion of the Body Switcher
6
Survival of the Silver
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Red with Envy
6
The Silver Secret
7
A Date with Danger
7
Zhane's Destiny
7
Always a Chance
7
The Secret of the Locket
8
Astronema Thinks Twice
8
The Rangers' Leap of Faith
8
Dark Specter's Revenge, part 1
8, 9(a)
Dark Specter's Revenge, part 2
9
Rangers Gone Psycho
9
Carlos on Call
9
A Rift in the Rangers
9
Five of a Kind
9
Silence is Golden
9
The Enemy Within
9
Andros and the Stowaway
9
Mission to Secret City
9
Ghosts in the Machine
9
The Impenetrable Web
9
A Line in the Sand
9
Countdown to Destruction, part 1
9
Countdown to Destruction, part 2
9
Protect the Quasar Saber
2(a)
Facing the Past
1(b)

(a) = Karone was, in some sense, only pretending to be Astronema in these instances.
(b) = Astronema was only shown in flashback.

Were they just wigs, or did she change her real hair all those times?

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What was the dangly thing hanging from the left side of her headband? That was always there, right?

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Why did she stop changing her hairstyle as a cyborg?

(question the term "cyborg")

But she kept wearing her locket...

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What was that armor Astronema wore sometimes?

(named "battle gear" in "The Rangers' Mega Voyage")

Why didn't Astronema recognize Darkonda as her childhood kidnapper?

Young Karone screams as Darkonda approaches
Young Karone screams as Darkonda approaches

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Why didn't Astronema recognize Andros's hair as matching her brother's from the photo in her locket?

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Why was half of the Dark Fortress sometimes just green lines?

Dark Fortress (half-invisible)
Dark Fortress (half-invisible)
While it was often "half invisible" with "just green lines" on one side [1] (described by Skull as such after spotting it in a telescope [2]), it appeared completely solid at other times [3] with no explanation offered for the discrepancy. While the ship was half-invisible, it was usually seen in front of a warped background of some sort (with one exception [2]); this nature of this apparent warp was also unexplained.
[1] Save Our Ship, ...
[2] Save Our Ship
[3] ..., Countdown to Destruction

Could the Satellasers enlarge both intact and destroyed monsters?

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What were the Quantrons exactly? Were they digitized people as in "Ghosts in the Machine?"

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Why did the Velocifighters look different mid-way through the season?

Velocifighter circa early In Space
Velocifighter circa early In Space
Velocifighter circa mid-late In Space
Velocifighter circa mid-late In Space

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How many Ranger colors did Karone wear in total?

Karone as an honorary Ranger in "Dark Specter's Revenge"
Karone as an honorary Ranger in "Dark Specter's Revenge"

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Was Astronema a cyborg after her modifications in "Dark Specter's Revenge?"

Cyborg (?) Astronema
Cyborg (?) Astronema

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Did her Wrath Staff change too?

Cyborg (?) Astronema with staff
Cyborg (?) Astronema with staff
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Why did Astronema try to destroy Dark Specter as a cyborg (or whatever she was)?

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How did the Psycho Rangers' data cards end up on an alien black market? Didn't Astronema keep them?

The show didn't explain, but see "Psycho Rangers" for further discussion.

Why did Astronema remain evil after Dark Specter was destroyed?

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Did Astronema die in "Countdown to Destruction?" How did she come back to life as Karone?

Well, if she didn't die, she at least fell unconscious, at which point both Andros and Ecliptor were pretty darned upset [1]. After a tear from Andros later landed on her cheek, she transformed from "cyborg" Astronema into Karone and awoke without further elaboration [1], though it could be noted that Zordon's energy wave had passed over her some time prior (the wave was seen to transform other villains into human forms, though those transformations were instantaneous) [1].
[1] Countdown to Destruction, part 2

Did Karone lose her powers when she stopped being Astronema?

Unspecified, except that she wasn't ever seen using them after her transformation into Karone [1].
[1] Countdown to Destruction, part 2, Protect the Quasar Saber, et al.

Did Karone have telekinetic powers like Andros and Zhane?

Unknown (she wasn't ever shown using any).

Were Karone and Zhane romantically involved after In Space?

Unknown. It could be noted that she never spoke of him while aboard Terra Venture [1].
[1] Protect the Quasar Saber, et al.

How did Karone come to be looking for the pink Quasar Saber?

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What was with the leather get-up Karone wore in Lost Galaxy?

Fanservice aside...
Fanservice aside...

It wasn't commented upon, but one could note that she'd worn a leathery suit as Astronema for some time prior [1].
[1] From Out of Nowhere, Facing the Past, et al.

How was Karone's sudden presence on Terra Venture explained?

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What happened to Karone's locket?

Unspecified, but note that she wasn't shown wearing it aboard Terra Venture [1] (nor while posing as Astronema on Onyx [2]).
[1] Protect the Quasar Saber, et al.
[2] Protect the Quasar Saber

Which Rangers did Karone meet?

Beyond her teammates Leo, Damon, Kai, and Maya, she was quite familiar with the Space Rangers (including Zhane) [1]; she also met Kendrix [2]. If she met any others, it wasn't seen or mentioned in-show.
[1] From out of Nowhere, A Date with Danger, The Rangers' Leap of Faith, Countdown to Destruction
[2] Protect the Quasar Saber, Journey's End, part 3

When did Astronema's defeat of that armor key guy take place?

"When I was Astronema..."
"When I was Astronema..."
Technically, the only specific description we have for the time frame of the flashback was Karone's preface of, "When I was Astronema..." [1]. Note, however, that the flashback showed Astronema with the same purple hairstyle otherwise seen only in the first three episodes of In Space [2].
[1] Facing the Past
[2] From Out of Nowhere, part 1, From Out of Nowhere, part 2, Save Our Ship

So it took place while she trained under Ecliptor, before Dark Specter sent her to attack Earth?

Perhaps, but nothing expressly prohibits this flashback from taking place within the events of those first three episodes instead.

What happened to Karone? Did she stay on Mirinoi? Go back to KO-35? Other?

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[1] Journey's End, part 3
[2] Trakeena's Revenge