A/N: Here's part one of the Mutiny, and the first chapter of my second story, which will last until the middle of season three, when Sophie and Kimberly leave.
Sophie and her friends were currently working on a number of quads they were going to drive for a charity race.
"Welcome, citizen's of Angel Grove to the fifth annual Children's Hospital Charity Motor Marathon." said the PA announcer.
Everyone was working on their quads, as they wanted to make sure they were all set and ready for the race.
"Well, thanks a lot for taking care of all of this." Mr. Caplan said, as he and the referee came up.
"Are you kidding?" Trini asked. "This is great. Having a good time for a good cause."
"Man, you said it." Zack said. "I can't wait to hit those mountain trails."
"Better be prepared to hit the dirt 'cause that's all you're gonna hit." Bulk said, who'd just shown up with Skull.
"Yeah. You'll be eating our dust." Skull said. "All the way across the finish line."
They both laughed.
"Please, you guys?" Kimberly asked. "This is not about winning."
"Yeah." Sophie said, as they walked away. "It's for charity, guys."
Skull then got on a quad, but then Bulk pushed him off it.
"Well, you got to hand it to them." Tommy said. "They certainly don't lack for confidence."
"That's for sure." Jason said. "Guys, we got work to do."
Billy was reading a map with the route they had to take.
"Great." he said. "Let's take a look at our maps."
"I'm glad Milo's not here to see this." Sophie said.
"Yeah, me too." Kimberly said. "It's a good thing his dad got transferred, making him move away."
"And Sophie doesn't have to look at him anymore." Zack added.
They all gathered around each other and looked at their maps, which were the same as Billy's.
Meanwhile, in Rita's palace, Rita was watching the whole thing through the telescope. She then laughed taking her eye out of it.
"They're right there for us, Goldar." she said.
"Yes, my queen." Goldar said.
"This is perfect." Rita grinned.
"Oh, yeah." Baboo said.
"We'll take them finally." Scorpina said.
Lighting came from all around the palace, as well as evil laughter.
"What's going on?!" Rita asked, dropping her wand and falling over.
The lighting the appeared again, causing Baboo and Squatt to hug each other in fright.
"This could only mean one thing, Lord Zedd, the true emperor has returned." Goldar said.
Rita held her mouth open in shock, not knowing what was happening.
"Oh, my gosh." she said quietly.
Back at the race, the Rangers had not gotten back to their quads, ready to start.
"Now remember, the only way to reach your final destination is by solving the clues on the maps you've all been given." said Mr. Caplan, though a bullhorn, while everyone put their helmets on. "So, good luck and drive safely."
The crowd cheered, while they all started their engines.
"Ready?" Kimberly asked.
"You know I am." Sophie said, while Billy nodded.
"Yeah!" Bulk shouted, who was behind them.
"On your mark, get set go!" Mr. Caplan shouted, flagging the racers to go. "And may the best roadster win!"
They all started racing through the track. (Sophie was behind Trini and in front of Billy).
Back in the palace, Squatt and Baboo were still scared, as lighting hit the balcony.
"Oh, no! Where is he?! Where is he?!" Rita asked, getting scared herself.
A figure, who was red with sliver armour and red goggles appeared in the sky above the palace.
"I am Lord Zedd, emperor of all I see, you have failed to complete the mission assigned to you." he said, introducing himself and firing more lighting at the balcony. "I will now resume command. Prepare the palace for my return."
He fired more lighting at the balcony, which made Rita, Goldar, Finster, Squatt and Baboo all duck. A red light then came soaring past them all and into the palace, as the lighting caused the place to shake, knocking over some of Finster's clay monsters and a slide door.
"Lord Zedd has returned." Goldar said, getting back up.
"He's going to ruin everything." Rita groaned, gritting her teeth.
"Bu-but where is Lord Zedd?" Baboo asked.
"Where he belongs, his chamber of command." Goldar said.
"Eww! I've got such a headache." Rita moaned.
"Deal with it. I'm going to meet my emperor." Goldar said, walking away.
"Hey, wait for me!" Rita called, following him.
"We should check this guy out." Squatt said to Baboo. "Come on."
They both then followed the others.
Back at the motor marathon, the Rangers all heard thunder in the sky.
"What the heck was that?" Jason asked. "Hey, guys, pull off."
They all then pulled off the road, and heard the thunder again. Once they stopped, they all took their helmets off.
"What's the matter. Jase?" Zack asked.
"I don't know, do you hear that?" Jason asked.
"Well, it might be thunder, but I don't think so." Billy said.
"I'm with Billy on this one." Sophie said. "The weather said it was cloudy today, but no rain or anything."
"Well, we should probably keep and eye on our communicators in case Zordon tries to get in touch." Zack said.
"I agree." Jason said. "Something doesn't feel right."
"I'm starting to get a bad feeling about this." Sophie said.
"Well, let's be sure to stick together." Tommy suggested.
"According to my calculations, the nest clue should that formation of rocks over there." Billy said, pointing at some rocks nearby.
"Let's go." Jason said, just before thunder stuck again.
They all put their helmets back on, and drove to where Billy pointed at.
Back at the palace, more lighting came into the main room. Goldar then walked towards the room and then towards a circle in it, which he then stopped by, while Squatt and Baboo looked from above.
"Shh!" they both said, putting a finger to their lips while looking at each other.
They then disappeared from where they were sitting, and then a throne with a big Z on the back appeared in the circle.
"I welcome you back, my emperor." Goldar said.
The throne then turned around, revealing Lord Zedd on the other side, sitting down. The silver armour he had on covered his arms, legs, chest and even his hands, which were like claws. Goldar looked at him eagerly, as a snake slithered on his right arm towards his left. Lord Zedd then stood up from the throne, picking up the snake on the way, which then shone red and turned into a staff with a Z on the tip.
"I am Lord Zedd." Lord Zedd said, pointing at Goldar. "Identify yourself?"
"Excellency, surely you remember me, Goldar, your fateful servant.." Goldar said.
"Ah, yes, Goldar, the groveling one." Lord Zedd said.
"I surrender myself to serve and obey you only." Goldar said, bowing to Lord Zedd. "It is good to have you back, Lord Zedd."
"Your spineless snivelling attitude leads me to believe you will serve me well." Lord Zedd said.
"Yes." Goldar said.
"For that, I shall restore to you what was once taken." Lord Zedd said.
He lifted his staff up, and cast a spell which made Goldar's wings come back.
"Lord Zedd, I thank you." Goldar said. "You will not regret this."
"See that I don't." Lord Zedd said, turning to the balcony. "Now, where are the Earthlings that the incompetent Rita Repulsa was unable to defeat?"
His eyes then sent a red beam out like a pair of binoculars and he then saw the Rangers on the motor marathon.
"Ah!" Rita said, who was watching and made her way over to him. "My brave and powerful Lord Zedd, what a pleasant surprise."
She made her way over to him.
"Welcome! How can I be of serve to you?" she asked, stopping in front of him. "Traitor!" she whispered to Goldar.
She then got on her knees beggingly.
"Oh, Lord Zedd, give me another chance." she begged. "I will not fail again."
"Quiet!" Lord Zedd shouted.
Unknown to any of them, Squatt and Baboo were watching through eye holes in a wall they were behind.
"Those Power Rangers are nothing but mere infants." Lord Zedd braked. "You were defeated by children. You dare call yourself an empress of evil? You are not fit to destroy a cockroach."
"I have always said that, my lord." Goldar said.
"You gold-bellied rat!" Rita said angrily.
Goldar turned and laughed at her, before turning back to Lord Zedd.
"You have made me very angry." Lord Zedd said, glowing red.
"Oh...oh..." Rita muttered, not knowing what to say.
"Oh, how very interesting." Baboo said, as he and Squatt kept watching from behind the wall. "The chamber of command changes its color along with Lord Zedd's mood."
Inside the Command Center, the alarm sounded, getting Alpha's attention.
"AY-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi." he said, looking in the viewing globe.
"Alpha, activate the intergalactic scanners." Zordon said.
"Right away, Zordon." Alpha said.
"If my suspicions are correct, we may have some vey dire circumstances to deal with." Zordon said, while Alpha activated the scanners. "Contact the Power Rangers at once."
"Yes, Zordon." Alpha said. "I'll locate them and transport them here immediately."
Back at the motor marathon, the Rangers had kept on moving, looking up at the sky every now and again, cause they all had a feeling something bad was coming their way, but they didn't know what. They kept on driving on, with Jason in front of the others, and Sophie was behind the others in the rear, but then their communicators went off.
"Hang on, Alpha." Jason said, speaking into his. "I'll round up the others."
He then turned off and the others followed him, until he stopped. They all then got off their quads, took their helmets off and walked over to Jason.
"We read you, Zordon." Jason said.
"Rangers, teleport to the Command Center immediately." Zordon said. "This is an emergency."
"We're on our way." Jason said.
"What do you think it could be?" Trini asked.
"I don't know." Jason said. "Are we clear, Tommy?"
They looked around and saw no one near them.
"Clear." Tommy then said.
They all then turned around and teleported, arriving in the Command Center, just as Alpha turned to them.
"AY-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi." he said.
"What's going on, Zordon?" Jason asked.
"What's the emergency?" Zack asked.
"Power Rangers, the thing I have feared most has happened." Zordon said. "Lord Zedd has returned."
"Who's Lord Zedd?" Billy asked.
"Rita and her minions' lord and master." Zordon answered.
"You mean there's somebody worse than Rita?" Kimberly asked.
"I'm afraid so." Zordon said. "Lord Zedd has ruling over the darker places within another galaxy. Aeons ago, he left Rita in charge to carry out his orders. Since she has failed to do so..."
"..he's come back to finish the job." Trini finished.
"Will we be able to defeat him, Zordon?" Tommy asked
"I do not know, Rangers." Zordon answered. "I'm afraid your Zords may not be powerful enough to defeat Lord Zedd's magic."
"How bad is he, Zordon?" Sophie asked.
"He and his monsters are a lot more powerful than Rita's, Sophie." Zordon answered.
"Because of his magic?" Sophie asked.
"I'm afraid so." Zordon replied.
"Lord Zedd's power is unmatched by anything we've ever seen before." Alpha said.
"I knew something bad was coming." Sophie said. "I could feel it in my stomach."
Back at the palace, Lord Zedd had seen the Rangers teleport to the Command Center.
"So, poor old Zordon is still around, eh?" he said, as Rita bowed at his feet, kissing his legs. "Little does he realize his pitiful teenage do-gooders are no match for me."
"Might I suggest we send down a group of Putties to attack the Rangers?" Goldar asked. "They're in the open and will be easy prey."
Lord Zedd laughed.
"Your Putties are as useless to me as you are." he said. "I have my own army of Putties the likes of which you have never seen!"
"O-of course." Goldar muttered.
"Observe, you simpering fool." Lord Zedd said.
He fried a spell out of his wand, and then a Putty showed up, which was very different from Rita's, as it had a Z on its chest. Lord Zedd cast more spells out of his wand and then more of them showed up.
"And now to energize them!" Lord Zedd said.
He laughed, while casting another spell with his staff, which then powered up the Putties, allowing them to move.
Back at the motor marathon, Bulk and Skull were still racing along the track, when Skull looked up at the sky.
"Huh! Those are some really loud clouds." he said. "You don't hear many of those these days..."
Before he could finish, he crashed his quad into a rock, sending him flying into the air, just as Bulk did the same, where they landed in a bush. Bulk took his goggles off while Skull daggled his legs from where he was, before Bulk pulled him up.
"Now look what you've done." he said.
"What did I do?" Skull asked, muffling.
"You better hope those four wheelers start." Bulk said.
"Oh, don't worry." Skull muffled. "I'm sure it's just a little dent."
Once they had gotten out of the bush, they tried to get their quads started again, only for smoke to come out of them.
"Just a dent, huh?" Bulk asked, mockingly.
Skull put some of the oil on his finger and then put it in his mouth.
"Uh-uh. I think it's oil." he said.
"What are we suppose to do now?" Bulk asked, walking closer to the quads. "We'll never make it to the finish."
"Uh-uh. We still have the map." Skull said, showing it to Bulk, who then took it. "Maybe we can make it there by foot."
Bulk started to read the map, when lighting was heard in the sky, getting their attention.
"Bulky, I think something weird is going on." Skull said.
"Yeah. I'm looking at it." Bulk said, looking at Skull.
"Whoa!" they both said, as they heard it again.
"Come on! Come on!" Bulk said, grabbing Skull.
They both ran away as more lighting was heard.
Back in the palace, Rita was still on her knees begging to Lord Zedd.
"Oh, Lord Zedd, please let me send down another monster." she begged. "I'll prove to you that I can finish the job!"
"I don't think so." Goldar said.
"Zip it, you gold monkey!" Rita said.
"I ought to..." Goldar muttered.
"Your days of control are over." Lord Zedd said. "There will be no other chances."
"Can't we talk?" Rita asked, begging.
"Silence! I have spoken." Lord Zedd said.
"Oh, no!" Rita cried, wiping her eyes.
"I hereby strip you of your powers that you've squandered." Lord Zedd said.
He cast a spell that made Rita's wand disappear.
"Putties, bring our fallen empress a traveling vehicle." he said.
Two Putties came in carrying a mini dumpster, like the one she escaped from a year ago.
"Not again!" Rita moaned, seeing it.
"Yes, her traveling vehicle." Goldar laughed. "Ah, good!"
The Putties then put it down.
"Oh, please, this can't be happening!" Rita cried.
"You are now and forevermore banished from this place and from my sight!" Lord Zedd barked.
He cast a spell from his staff, which then hit Rita.
"Oh, I'm shrinking!" she said, shrinking down to size. "I'm shrinking!"
She was then about the size of a toy. Goldar laughed as he made way towards her.
"You won't get away with this!" Rita shouted, as Goldar picked her up.
Lord Zedd laughed loudly as Goldar put Rita in the dumpster.
"Put me down, quickly." she said, before Goldar her in the dumpster.
"It's been fun!" Goldar said, before putting the lid on.
"Let me out of here!" Rita yelled.
"And now I'll hurl you into the farthest regions of the universe. Putties!" Lord Zedd ordered.
Two Putties picked the dumpster up and walked to the balcony.
"Let me out, or you'll pay for this, Lord Zedd!" Rita yelled.
"Hurry, Putties!" Lord Zedd said. "Time is wasting!"
He cast a spell with his staff, which hit the dumpster and sent it out into space.
"I'll be back!" Rita yelled, as the dumpster got further away from the palace. "You haven't seen the last of Rita Repulsa!"
Back at the palace, Lord Zedd turned his throne around.
"Now that that is taken care of it is time to finish of those Power Rangers!" he said. "Send down my Putties!"
Back at the marathon, Bulk and Skull had stumbled upon the Rangers quads.
"Hey! Hey, it's their four-wheelers!" Bulk said, running up to them.
"I wonder what happened to those geeks?" Skull asked.
"Who cares? We have their bikes." Bulk explained.
They both then laughed, as Lord Zedd's Putties started to show up. Bulk and Skull turned and saw them, and then screamed. They hugged each other as the Putties surrounded them both.
Back at the Command Center, Alpha was looking in the viewing globe, while the Rangers was discussing Lord Zedd.
"AY-Yi-Yi!" Alpha said. "Ranger, come quick!"
"What is it, Alpha?" Jason asked.
"Look!" Alpha said, pointing at what was in the viewing globe.
They all saw Bulk and Skull surround by some of Lord Zedd's Putties.
"It's Bulk and Skull." Billy said.
"Um...They don't look like your run-of-the-mill Putties." Kimberly said.
"They are Lord Zedd's new army of Putties." Zordon said.
"He has his own army of Putties too?" Sophie asked.
"I'm afraid so, Sophie." Zordon said. "And I'm afraid they will be significantly more difficult to defeat."
"I bet this attack was meant for us." Zack said.
"We've got to get there before they hurt Bulk and Skull." Trini said.
"It's morphin' time!" Jason shouted.
They all then arrived at Bulk and Skull's location, jumping over their quads to get to them.
"Wait a sec." Skull said, before the two of them hid themselves behind a bush.
"Watch your backs and stay alert!" Jason ordered.
"Hi-yah!" they all said.
"The Power Rangers!" Bulk shouted.
The Rangers then charged in at the Putties.
"Ha-ha! We're saved!" Skull shouted.
The Rangers then got in a line, ready to face the Putties.
"We love you!" Bulk and Skull both said together.
As soon as they were all ready, they charged in against the Putties. Jason and Trini both side flipped, and then Jason blocked a kick from one, followed by a punch, and then kicked it away, where it landed near Bulk and Skull, who both screamed, but the clamed down when it ran away from them. Sophie grabbed one by the arm and tried to pull it down, but when she did, it quickly got back up, confusing her, but then she kicked it in the side, knocking it away from her. Jason then split kicked two, but then Trini was kicked by one, knocking her into Jason, who then both crashed into Sophie.
"They're too strong!" Trini said.
"We can't give up." Jason said. "We got to find their weak spot."
"Right." Trini said.
"If they have one." Sophie said, sarcastically.
"No time for sarcasm!" Jason told her.
The three of them then went back to fight the Putties.
"Hey, I bet you those grey guys are the reason Jason and those other geeks took off." Bulk said.
"Yeah. They chickened out!" Skull said, as Billy punched one in the chest, and then kicked it away, while Tommy ducked as one tried to punch him, then grabbed its arm, before he kicked another one away, and then punched the one he had. Billy then tired to kick one, but missed as it duck, but when he tried again, he managed to, knocking it away.
"Yeah!" Bulk shouted.
"Go! Rock!" Skull shouted.
"Tommy!" Billy shouted.
"Got ya!" Tommy said.
They both took each others hands, and kicked one each, that was about to hit the other in the back. Kimberly managed to avoid a few punches from one, but then she hit it in the face.
"Yeah!" Bulk shouted.
"Oh!" Skull shouted. "Whoa!"
"All right!" Bulk shouted.
Zack tried to kick one, but missed as it ducked, and when he tried again, it blocked it, and then he tried to kick another one, but they both grabbed his foot, and then pushed him towards Billy and Tommy.
"Ooh! Ah!" Bulk said.
"Ooh! Oh!" Skull said.
"Man!" Zack said, as the other two helped him up. "I don't know if I can last much longer."
"Come on, hang in there." Billy said, patting his back.
"There's got to be a way." Tommy said.
Sophie kicked one in the side, but was then grabbed by another, who then hit her in the back, and pushed her towards Zack and the others.
"I'm open to suggestions." she said, getting back up.
Tommy then ran to fight some more, but then stopped and clutched his shield.
"My powers!" he said. "They're getting weak!"
He got back up, but was then grabbed by two of the Putties, who then lifted him up, and threw him onto a downed tree branch. Jason kicked one away from him, then turned and saw another about to kick Tommy, but he got there first and grabbed its foot, and threw it upwards.
"Oh! Yeah!" Bulk and Skull shouted.
Jason then punched the Putty in the chest, on the 'Z' symbol, and it shattered, and then he ran back to Tommy and helped him up.
"You all right, bro?" he asked.
"Thanks." Tommy said.
The others soon gathered around them both.
"Guys, I've found the answer." Jason told them. "Aim directly for the 'Z'!"
"Right!" Tommy said.
"You got it!" Sophie said.
They all then went back in to fight, all of them doing a number of kicks and punches each, and then Kimberly kicked one, while Zack pushed another, both hitting the Z, and then they shattered.
"Oh, that's cool!" Zack said.
Sophie then grabbed one by the arm and pulled it down, and then hit the Z before it could get back up, shattering it.
"Man, am I loving this!" she said.
Trini then punched one, while Billy kicked one behind her, both hitting the Z and then they shattered.
"Awesome!" Trini said.
"Most definitely!" Billy said.
Jason then hit one in the Z with his elbow, just as it grabbed him, and it shattered, and then thy regrouped, having took care of them all.
"Hey!" Jason said, seeing Bulk and Skull still around. "You two up there. Are you okay?"
They both nodded and gave them a thumbs up.
"That's great. All right, guys." Jason said. "Let's get back to the Command Center."
They all pressed their morphers on their belts and teleported back to the Command Center. Bulk and Skull saw them teleport and were amazed by it, as they walked away from their hiding place.
"Those were the Power Rangers." Bulk said.
"Oh, Bulk, nobody's going to believe this." Skull said.
"We'll prove it." Bulk said.
"We will?" Skull asked, confused.
"They're real people, man. We heard the voices." Bulk said, as Skull nodded. "If we can hear them, we can touch them. We're going to find out who they really are!"
"Right!" Skull said, determinedly. "How?"
"I got a plan and this one is really going to make us famous." Bulk said, as they walked off.
The Rangers were now back in the Command Center and had taken their helmets off.
"Zordon, you were right." Jason said. "Those new Putties are really strong."
"Way more then we anticipated." Billy said.
"They make Rita's look like a bunch of crash test dummies." Sophie said.
"And my powers failed me." Tommy said. "If it wasn't for Jason..."
Kimberly put her hand on Tommy's shield, while Zack put one on Jason's shoulder.
"You were lucky to find their weak spot so quickly." Zordon said. "Apparently the 'Z' on their chest is the source of their power."
"I'm sure Lord Zedd wasn't counting on us discovering it so soon." Trini said.
"I wonder what he's got in store for us next." Kimberly said.
"I got a feeling it ain't Pudgy Pig." Zack said.
Back in the palace, Lord Zedd was looking at Goldar, with his back to the balcony.
"There will be no more of Rita's inferior monsters." he said, turning around. "I will create one of my own to be reckoned with."
He cast a spell from his staff towards Earth, which landed on a fish swimming around in a river, which then turned into a monster.
Back at the Command Center, the alarm went off.
"AY-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi!" Alpha said.
"What is that?" Trini asked.
"Now what?!" Sophie asked.
"Lord Zedd has created a monster from a fish out of the Rampoon river." Zordon said. "My sensors tell me it was a Piranha, now called 'Pirahntis Head'."
"As in man-eating?" Zack asked.
"I'm afraid so." Zordon said. "This monster has been sent to find you in Angel Grove. Tommy, you must stay behind temporarily while the others morph. Alpha and I will try to reenergize your powers, to make them stronger."
"All right, guys." Tommy sighed. "I'll be there as soon as I can."
"Uh-huh." Kimberly said.
"See you out there later, Tommy." Sophie said.
"Back to action!" Jason shouted.
They out their helmets back on, and then arrived at the city, and ran through the streets, until they heard Pirahntis Head laughing above them, as he was on a rooftop.
"Watch this, Power Rangers!" he laughed.
Sophie turned and saw were Pirahntis Head behind them.
"Over there!" she shouted, pointing at him.
Pirahntis Head then fired some mist out of his fish chain, hitting several buildings, and some of the debris landed near them.
"Give it up, Power Rangers! he shouted. "You'll never defeat Lord Zedd!"
"That remains to be seen, fish face!" Jason shouted.
"Yeah!" Trini shouted.
"We need Dinozord power, now!" Jason shouted.
Their Zords then started arriving.
"I'm afraid this time you're going to be left out in the cold!" Pirahntis shouted.
He fired the same mist at the Zords, and froze them solid. First Trini's, then Billy's, then Sophie's, then Zack's and then Kimberly's.
"Oh, man!" Jason said. "It froze the Zords! We're history!"
A/N: I've got to admit, I like Lord Zedd's Putties better than Rita's, because I like it when they shatter when the Z's on their chests get hit.