“Millions of years ago ancient sorcerers who called themselves the Morphing Masters hid a universe of power within two mystic Power Eggs. By casting the eggs into the sea the sorcerers believed that their ancient ancestors would look down on the eggs and protect them from universal danger.”
As Zordon described this we saw some blurry footage of people in what appeared to ceremonial outfits tossing the eggs into the ocean. This was stock footage from Zyuranger, the show MMPR took its footage from, but the Power Rangers producers repurposed it to give a backstory to the Power Eggs.
Sounds like a pretty big deal right? Power Rangers morph every episode, so the Morphing Masters should be a key piece of the lore. Well… it wasn’t. This was a tossed off reference from the earliest days of the show when shooting the show fast and cheap was more important than building a cohesive universe. While early elements like the Morphin’ Grid eventually got expanded on, the Morphing Masters were left as a curious relic of the show’s earliest days.
Except fans never forget something with a name like Morphing Masters. Slowly evolving over the years to be called the MORPHIN masters (why did we lose the g? Cause Mighty MORPHIN?) the concept was always in background of discussions amongst hardcore fans. Who were they? What place could they have in the universe? They MUST be important, right? It was a key point in fanon for a long time.
But that’s all it was for over twenty years… until the Boom Power Rangers comics. Now keep in mind the comics are in their own universe (and we discussed their relation to Dino Fury and if they’re in the “Prime” universe or comic universe at length here) but it’s still relevant.
Rising to prominence during the Shattered Grid storyline, the Morphin Masters (guess the fan name stuck) were portrayed as beings outside the universe, ones who “set the worlds in motion.” They had emissaries to speak with mere mortals and weren’t all that concerned with involving themselves “in the affairs of man.”
Still, they loomed large over the comics and we finally got to see a Morphin Master in the Beyond the Grid storyline, Praetor. The Masters true nature was still kept vague but we got a few more details. They assumed they were the first ones to discover the Morphin Grid and devoted themselves to, “studying its unique singular nature.” Since then we’ve gotten more information , including the revelation that the Masters entire civilization ascended into the Morphin Grid! This, in a roundabout way, minorly addresses those “ancient ancestors” that were mentioned in their original appearance.
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