The Machine Empire is a civilization that features in Power Rangers.
The Machine Empire was a massive alien race and galactic empire of mechanical beings that were led by the Royal House of Gadgetry. Possessing countless Cogs, Quadra Fighters, and monsters, the Machine Empire had already conquered an entire chain of galaxies before reaching Earth. It was when the Empire arrived on Earth that they finally encountered a foe capable of repelling their forces, the Zeo Rangers. Numerous monsters from the Empire perished at the Rangers' hands before King Mondo himself took to the battlefield and was destroyed by the Super Zeo Megazord.
It was during Mondo's absence that the Empire was led by Louie Kaboom, a renegade robot created by Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa, King Mondo's bitter rivals seeking to reclaim their evil empire. He meant well and succeeded in taking over the Machine Empire by exiling Queen Machina and Prince Sprocket. However, Louie squandered their forces and was eventually overthrown by Mondo and Machina's eldest son, Prince Gasket, and his wife, Archerina. The two led the Machine Empire against the Zeo Rangers rather well, initiating a massive, all-out invasion on Angel Grove. Gasket and Archerina came close to beating the Rangers a few times, but were consistently interfered by both the Rangers and one time by Lord Zedd (whom the latter realized that if Gasket succeeded in defeating the Rangers, the Machine Empire would take over Earth and leave both him and Rita in exile). After this invasion failed, King Mondo returned, causing Gasket and Archerina to flee. When the Royal House of Gadgetry were later destroyed by Rita and Zedd, the Machine Empire went into a period of inactivity, useless without the Royal House to lead it.
The Royal House of Gadgetry later appeared, rebuilt, as part of Dark Specter's alliance. When Dark Specter initiated his universal invasion, the Machine Empire invaded KO-35 and the Phantom Ranger's homeworld, conquering both planets and defeating the Karovan rebels, the Phantom Ranger, and the Blue Senturion. When Zordon's energy wave struck these planets, much of the Machine Empire including King Mondo was destroyed, being reduced to a pile of sand.
The remnants of the Machine Empire led by General Venjix gathered on the moon to make a final strike against the Power Rangers and the Earth. Unearthing Lord Zedd's Serpentera, they brought the massive Zord to full power, but were foiled by a team of ten Red Rangers. The other generals destroyed, General Venjix and Serpentera were destroyed by the Red Lion Ranger in his Red Wild Force Rider.
Leadership of the Empire was held by the royalty within the Royal House of Gadgetry.
The Cogs are the Machine Empire's foot soldiers. They pilot octopus-shaped jets called Quadrafighters and are able to blast lasers out of their eyes. They appeared mostly as silver-suited robots with yellow heads. However, there were also some that had maroon versions of the suit. Some were capable of speech, but very rarely
- King Mondo :
- Queen Machina :
- Prince Gasket :
- General Venjix :
- The Machine Empire featured as antagonists in the setting of Power Rangers.
- They were adapted from the Machine Empire Baranoia from the shows Super Sentai counterpart Chouriki Sentai Ohranger.
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