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Maligore
Maligore
Maligore (pronounced "MAL-ih-gore") was an evil creature released by Divatox and subsequently destroyed by the Turbo Rangers.

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The "lost island of Muiranthias" (pronounced "myoor-AN-theus") was where Maligore was imprisoned until Divatox released him [1]. The island was apparently inhabited by a tribe known as the "Malikayas" (or "Malikayans") [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Ghost galleon

Ghost galleon
Ghost galleon
The ghost galleon was a ship used by the Rangers to pursue Divaox to Muiranthias [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Nemesis Triangle

The Nemesis Triangle was a forbidden region of the sea which contained Muiranthias; it was accessible through the use of Lerigot's Golden Key (or the Turbo Rangers' portal keys) [1]. Zordon referred to the area within the Nemesis Triangle as "another dimension" [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Serpent's Temple

Divatox and crew entering Serpent's Temple
Divatox and crew entering Serpent's Temple
The Serpent's Temple was the actual temple on Muiranthias in which Maligore was sealed [1]. The lava pit therein was known as "the Pit of Eternal Fire" [2].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
[2] Shift into Turbo, part 1

Powers/Abilities

Maligore could turn people evil (at least while he was in his pit), he could grow to giant size, and he could project flames from his claws (at least in giant form) [1]. He appeared to be resistant to the Rangers' laser attacks [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

History


Turbo movie

As a captive aboard Divatox's subcraft, Lerigot used his golden key to allow the subcraft passage through the Nemesis Triangle; the Rangers soon followed in a "ghost galleon" (with Turbo Zords aboard) using the power of their portal keys to allow the galleon passage [1]. Soon, having escaped from Divatox's ship, Kimberly was captured at the shore by the Malikayas, while Bulk and Skull fled into the jungle [1]. The Rangers, meanwhile, used their Turbo Zords to escape the destruction of the ghost galleon by Divatox's torpedoes [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

On the island, Lerigot used his key once more to unlock the door of the Serpent's Temple, and Divatox took her captives inside [1]. Despite the Rangers' efforts, Kimberly and Jason were lowered into Maligore's fire pit and turned evil, but the Liarians soon turned them good again [1]. At this point, Maligore arose from his pit and pursued the Rangers outside; confronted with a giant Maligore, the Rangers formed the Turbo Megazord and promptly defeated him [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Q&A


Was there an official spelling for "Maligore?"

Seen most notably in the movie's subtitles and end credits.

What about "Muiranthias?"

The movie's subtitles (and assorted promotional materials, as well as the script) spelled it as such.

"Malikayas?"

The script had Divatox introducing them as the "Malikayas." In the actual movie, an "N" sound was fairly clearly heard (sounded like "Malachians"), but the subtitles continued to read, "Malikayas."

What was Maligore exactly?

Zordon called him an "evil creature," while the movie's opening narration described him as a "terrible demon-like creature" [1]. Divatox also referred to him as "the great flame of destruction" [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Who were the Malikayas?

Malikayas
Malikayas
They were tribal warriors who apparently inhabited Muiranthias; Divatox referred to them as "the guardians of Maligore" [1].

Were they evil?

That much wasn't specified. They captured Kimberly upon finding her on the beach and pursued Bulk and Skull as well [1]. Upon meeting Divatox and crew, they were apparently hostile, but they bowed down when Lerigot activated his golden key (arguably before its magic even unlocked the temple door) [1]. Inside, they bowed to the pit, chanted "Maligore" (or "Maligo"), danced, and beat drums [1]. They were wary of the Rangers (short of actually fighting them) and may have been moderately wary of evil Jason and Kimberly (after a blast of fire had thrown back a few Malikayas) [1]. They bowed when Maligore's emergence neared, but some appeared frightened when he actually emerged (and yet bowing continued afterward) [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Where did the ghost galleon come from?

Its origin wasn't detailed, but it bore ample cobwebs and resembled a centuries-old sailing vessel (specifically, galleons dated from the 16th to the 18th centuries) [1]. It housed an ornate chest containing five keyholes into which the Rangers' portal keys fit [1]. Zordon directed the Rangers to find the galleon by driving "across the great desert to the sea" [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Was the ghost galleon haunted?

Maybe [1]:
  • It was called the "ghost galleon"; Zordon also called it a "phantom ship."
  • A door on the ship apparently slammed by itself.
  • Once the Rangers' keys were inserted into the ship's key chest, the sails opened by themselves, a bell rang itself, and the ship proceeded to sail to Muiranthias, apparently on its own accord.
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Did the ghost galleon and the Rangers' keys share a common origin?

Keys in slots
Keys in slots
Unspecified. All we know is that the galleon's chest had slots for five keys, slots which fit the Rangers' keys [1]. Zordon noted "the combined power of [the] keys and the galleon" would see them safely through the Nemesis Triangle; when the keys were inserted into the chest's slots, the ship began to operate itself [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Which "great desert" did the Rangers cross to find the ghost galleon?

Unspecified.

But one at least partially in California, right?

Perhaps (assuming Angel Grove was definitively in California), but we don't know for sure.

And the sea Zordon mentioned?

Also unspecified.

But it wasn't the Pacific Ocean, was it?

Unknown.

But they had to drive across a "great desert" to get to the sea, and Angel Grove was already on the West Coast!

Fair enough (again assuming Angel Grove was in California), but the Power Chamber was in a desert too.

But it took them many hours to cross the desert at high speed, didn't it?

Turbo Zords racing across "great desert"
Turbo Zords racing across "great desert"
Seemingly: Lerigot's surrender appeared to occur at dawn, and the Rangers drove in the desert in daylight before arriving at the galleon's location at night [1]. (Note that California is roughly 200-250 miles across from east to west.) But fundamentally, we don't know what the "great desert" referred to; it could have been a counterpart for the real-life Mohave Desert, or it could have been some other desert.
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Why didn't Zordon just teleport the Rangers and Zords to the ghost galleon's location?

Unknown.

Where was the Nemesis Triangle?

Unspecified.

But it was at least in the same sea as the one where the ghost galleon was found, right?

Perhaps: the galleon wasn't shown teleporting or traveling at speeds unusual for a sailing vessel, and we didn't see a great number of days passing during the voyage [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

How many days did it take to sail there?

After the Rangers found the ship at night, they were shown sailing in the daytime, then at nighttime, and they arrived in the daytime [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

So... at least a day and then some?

At least, yes.

What did the Rangers eat and drink on their voyage?

Unknown, but they did have their Power Boxes with them, which were known to contain small canteens at least [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Did they change clothes?

We saw them in the same clothes the whole time [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

What was the benefit of sailing, as opposed to some other form of transit?

This topic wasn't addressed directly, but the galleon did find the Nemesis Triangle, apparently on its own [1]. Further, it was said to do the following [1]:
  • take the Rangers and their Zords through the Nemesis Triangle
  • see the Rangers safely through the triangle (with the combined power of the galleon and their keys)
  • avoid detection by Divatox (though she did detect the Ranger teens themselves)
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Wait, Divatox couldn't detect the ship, but she could detect the Rangers?

Her subcraft could, yes [1]. Both the galleon and the Turbo Zords were undetectable.
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

So that's not a very big benefit, is it?

Next question.

What was the Nemesis Triangle, exactly?

Nemesis Triangle ahoy
Nemesis Triangle ahoy
We don't know anything more than that it was some sort of gateway to "another dimension" containing the island of Muiranthias, and that either Lerigot's key or the Rangers' keys were apparently required for a vessel to pass through [1]. The portion of the triangle through which the Rangers and Divatox passed resembled a dark, swirling wall with a watery reflectivity; it extended underwater but didn't appear to be particularly tall above the surface (the galleon's sails looked quite a bit taller than the wall, in fact) [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Could someone have flown over the triangle's wall?

Unknown, but it could be argued that the galleon's sails were partially above the apparent top of the wall (they passed through intact) [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Was it an actual triangle with three walls? How big was the triangle?

The size is unknown: the wall we saw appeared to extend an indeterminate distance toward the horizon [1]. As to the number of walls, there is, of course, the term "triangle" to consider, but we technically only saw the one wall.
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

What would have happened if a vessel (or sea creature) tried to go through the triangle without using one of the keys listed above?

Unknown. There appeared to be a lot of electrical activity outside the triangle, but the bolts striking the galleon didn't appear to cause any lingering damage [1]. It did shake Divatox's subcraft and cause flashes of light within as they approached, however [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Were there other passageways to Muiranthias on other worlds? Liaria, for instance?

Unstated.

What happened to the ghost galleon?

Boom
Boom
Divatox's torpedoes blew it to pieces near Muiranthias [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Whose skulls decorated the Serpent's Temple?

Unspecified.

Had the Malikayas been inside the temple before Lerigot unlocked it?

Unknown. None were shown looking bewildered as they entered, and they apparently knew to bow to the fire pit at the center of the temple [1]. There was also a large drum bearing a serpent design inside the temple; it had apparently been there before the Malikayas and Divatox's forces entered [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

What was the significance of the large rock formation resembling a monster face on Muiranthias?

Volcano?
Volcano?
Unspecified. It may or may not have been near the entrance to the Serpent's Temple, and it may or may not have been part of the volcano which later erupted. (Notably, however, it was seen in the background during Maligore's giant battle with the Turbo Megazord, and it was not erupting at the time, despite the volcano's eruptions before, during, and after the battle [1].)
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Who imprisoned Maligore?

According to Divatox, Lerigot was a "descendant of those who [had] imprisoned [Maligore]" [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

What was Maligore's connection to Divatox?

Divatox freed him with the intent of marrying him and using his powers to "raid all the riches of the universe"; Zordon noted the Zords wouldn't be enough to stop them once they joined forces [1]. Divatox referred to him as her fiancé [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

So were they actually engaged?

Aside from Divatox's talk of his being her husband-to-be, she also called herself his "one and only true soulmate" and noted their wedding had been "long in coming" [1]. She also brought him two sacrifices to "seal [their] matrimonial pact" [1]. But we don't actually know Maligore's side of the story.

Did Maligore intend to marry Divatox?

We don't know for sure, because he didn't speak, and he didn't get the chance. His claw did electrocute her when she tried to shake his hand, but Adam later made Maligore look back when he noted his bride was leaving [1]. It should also be noted that Porto later referred to Maligore having "left [Divatox] at the altar" [2].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
[2] Glyph Hanger

Wait, he left her at the altar?

That is what Porto said. Technically, though, Maligore simply followed the Rangers outside and met his end against the Turbo Megazord [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Did Maligore know Divatox previously?

It's hard to say. See "Divatox" for details.

What was the point of tossing people into Maligore's pit?

Divatox captured "two humans of purity and strength" as a dowry to Maligore; she intended for this offering to woo him and "seal [their] matrimonial pact" [1]. When Kimberly escaped, she supposed Maligore would "have to do with just one sacrifice") [1]. After Kim was recaptured, she planned to "feed" Maligore with "perfect specimens" Jason and Kim, adding that he could have the Liarians for dessert [1]. Maligore was said to "feed upon their purity" [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

What did Maligore do to Jason and Kimberly?

Into the fire!
Into the fire!
As the two were being lowered into the pit, Divatox urged Maligore to "come forth and let evil twist their souls" [1]. After they had been lowered some distance (we didn't see whether they were actually placed in the lava below), they appeared from clouds of flame on the ledge of the pit, now evil with red eyes and apparently enhanced strength as well [1]. At this point, Divatox told them to destroy "those who would threaten the flames of unity," calling them "Maligore's children" and "his spawns of evil" [1]. They then fought the Rangers until being turned good by the Liarians [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Did the sacrifices give Maligore power?

Apparently: as evil Jason dangled Tommy over the ledge of the pit, Divatox ordered him to throw Tommy in, as Maligore's power would "exceed"; Jason, however, wanted Tommy for himself [1]. Once Kimberly was turned good (and evil Jason wandered around looking sad), Rygog noted the "humans" were turning good again, so Divatox threw Elgar into the pit as a sacrifice instead [1]. It was only afterward that the Liarians turned Jason good [1].

Was Maligore weakened from only having Elgar as a sacrifice?

This wasn't stated directly, but it doesn't appear to be an unreasonable conclusion.
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

How did Elgar survive being thrown into the pit?

Unrevealed; he simply mentioned being "a little crispy" from the Pit of Eternal Fire [1]; see "Elgar" for more discussion.
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Was the Pit of Eternal Fire definitely Maligore's pit?

Er, it wasn't stated with absolute certainty, but in the movie, Divatox threw Elgar into Maligore's pit [1], and when Elgar was next seen in the series, he referred to the Pit of Eternal Fire into which she'd recently thrown him [2]. Of course, later still, Divatox reminded him of Muiranthias by name before having him dragged away to become "extra crispy" as punishment for a failure [3].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
[2] Shift into Turbo, part 1
[3] Alarmed and Dangerous

How was Maligore defeated so easily? And what actually destroyed him?

Maligore's demise
Maligore's demise
Nobody commented on the ease or difficulty of his defeat (maybe the fight was just staged unimpressively). As to what destroyed him, that isn't especially clear. Following a passing strike from the Turbo Megazord, the sparking Maligore stumbled off a nearby cliff (apparently into water below), and a large explosion followed from that direction [1]. He was never heard from again.
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

What happened to the Serpent's Temple?

After Maligore had followed the Rangers outside, Jason noted while evacuating that the place was going to blow; moments later, a large fireball spewed from the fire pit, and a volcano outside was seen erupting [1]. Only the exits of the temple were seen subsequently as dirt appeared to cave in on the temple from above [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

What happened to the Malikayas?

It isn't clear whether any or all had fled the temple by the time the eruption began [1]. Given that the eruption continued even after Maligore's destruction by the Turbo Megazord, it isn't even clear whether any of the Malikayas survived at all (the Turbo Megazord was only shown rescuing Jason, Kim, Bulk, Skull, and the Liarians) [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

What happened to the island itself? And the Nemesis Triangle?

Unspecified. It's also unknown how Divatox and the Rangers departed the area: Divatox's subcraft was last seen off the island's coast, while the Rangers and their rescued captives were aboard the Turbo Megazord (with Lerigot's key) [1].
[1] Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

But Divatox had Elgar dragged off to Muiranthias in "Alarmed and Dangerous"...

Well, note that Divatox merely reminded Elgar of Muiranthias before having him dragged off to become "extra crispy" in some regard [1]; this doesn't absolutely require that she was having him taken to the same lava pit, but it's admittedly the simplest explanation (particularly given Elgar's reports of "problem skin" and a nasal color change inflicted previously).
[1] Alarmed and Dangerous

Why did Dark Specter look identical to Maligore?

Unknown, but Divatox did comment on the similarity, telling Dark Specter, "You remind me so much of my fiancé," as she tried to sweet-talk him [1].
[1] From Out of Nowhere, part 1