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Rita Repulsa movie concept by KaijuSamurai Rita Repulsa movie concept by KaijuSamurai
My design for Max Landis's original Power Rangers pitch to Saban Studios :)
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devilkais Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
The new movie is damn great and Banks was a tons of fun... but her design screams more Divatox that Rita to me. THIS is more what they should have gone with or at least something of a space/demonic pope vibe.
Thumbs up for this depiction !
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LORDNEPHALIM Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!
It blends your flare for Kaiju/monster design while maintaining the integrity of the Bandora design.
Quality!
As much as I enjoyed Elizabeth Banks portrayal in the new film, I gotta admit this design kicks all sorts of ass!
Just imagine a ranger(movie style or otherwise) facing off against this!!!
It would really show how the series has matured.
Send this to Toei.
They'd find a place for it.
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
If only this had happened.
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MetroXLR Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I will first state that you are a talented, and creative artist.
And, that this is quite a unique take on the classic villain.

THAT being said, I can see why this early concept was rejected.

While as detailed, and artistic as it is..It does seems bit.."extreme",
And may've upsetted *certain* die-hard fans who might've preferred Rita Repulsa
to maintain her attractive, humanoid attributes (Yes, even Rita has her fanboy admirers.)


This could still be reused for a possible Power Rangers AU comic,
(I'd call such a graphic novel: "Power Rangers: EX:treme") So I would hold onto it just in case.
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OneCallGat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes you wonder which Rita is closer to the original, this or the official one?
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:iconmetroxlr:
MetroXLR Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think Lionsgate and Saban are concerned over that kind of thing.

The film is intended to be a reboot, that is "starting over fresh"
not an updated copy of the 'Day of the Dumpster' episode.

And, while I respect the source material, and what it stands for.
I like how this new movie seems to be deviating from that, and being it's own thing.

2017 Rita is now re-imagined as a former Green Ranger that went rogue,
which makes her character ALOT more personal to the Power Rangers than the original version ever was
(I know die-hards will argue this point, but that is just my personal opinion.)

I reserve my right to judge the film UNTIL I get to see it myself.
to call it bad before it's release date is the very essence of 'Pre-Mature'


As for the question of Kaiju's Rita, and the MMPR Rita.
Well, I most REALLY die-hard fans would say, niether.

and, instead direct everyone to Rita's Super Sentai counterpart in Japan
(which is what the original Rita Repulsa was based on from the very start.)


But, no question. KaijuSamurai's redesign is kickass.
and, I hope to see it used in some form, or another.
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OneCallGat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wasn't expecting a essay ^^;

Me I just see it as two extremes when it comes to Rita, we get something that dress like her but look more monstrous and one that looks more humanoid but doesn't exactly dress as her.

I'm not making a big deal just wondering what other people think.
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MetroXLR Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry, I tend to get lengthy when it comes to my opinions
(And, I was really just answering anyone else's questions before they are even asked.)
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OneCallGat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, nah it's fine.
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Darkton93 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you're gonna do Super Serious No Fun Allowed Hollywood Power Rangers, this is a much better way to do it than just a boring, sexy Brit. In fact, this look could pull off Rita's screechy voice. You were totally gypped by Hollywood just deciding that sex sells, as your look has thought put into it and looks like a true alien, not to mention looking more like Rita than not at all.
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Gundam0078 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
hmm what does she look after having her Beauty  restored?

She reminds me of the Original Haggard from voltron. the latest verson of the powerful witch is a lot hotter then the original. yay the new season is out tomorrow =). I got kinda random there but come on the left such a big cliffhanger at the end of the first season that its exsiting to finaly see what happens next.

I king alfor have the power. (episode five i belive regarding who can stand agent hagards magic.)
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Sharpman01 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks like one of the crow people from World of Warcraft...the Arakkoa.
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Chimeric-Dragoness Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Hell yeah! :D
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DoctorPeguin Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
it's as cool as my profile picture!
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DoctorPeguin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
she doesn't even look like a woman anymore LOL
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Hate to hear what her migraines are like! :D
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jaredjlee Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I would have liked to see this in the film.
I suppose a hot chick is more sellable.
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random-king00 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Student General Artist
This could be what Rita REALLY looks like behind all that beauty.
Markiplier mind blown (F2U) Mind Blown 
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UltraZilla2000 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I'm thinking the Sentai counterpart name would be "Dora Bandora" or "Dora Witch".
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BloodyEye Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
Ahhhh after ten thousand years I'm free!!!
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda a Skeksis/githyanki thing going on.....
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Cdrdeviantart Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Very........what's the word? Kaiju?
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Dinalfos5 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, very alien and creepy depiction. She kind of reminds me of a lich with a skeleton face. And those look like real horns rather than points on her hat. Though it is kind of creepy what those 6 points on her shirt would represent, let's hope that's just part of her clothing then. Are those supposed to be leaves on her back or more like dorsal plates? All I can say is if this Rita was in the movie, she'd probably be only achieved by way of CGI or puppetry. 
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
I said this before on your DA page and it bears repeating. This would be great for Rita giant monster form. The design is outstanding from head to toe. Kudos for sharing this great artwork.
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SnazzyChapeau Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nemesis in Rita cosplay?
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lol20 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Now that's something be worthy to see if she became a monster her self ^^
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Sorantheman Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Boy, 10 000 years were not kind to her.
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PS286 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Wow that's impressive
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Snukastyle Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, if only she was this, well, repulsive, in any incarnation, especially in the upcoming flick.  I'd love to see your takes on Rito and Zedd!
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sryates Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What Rita should have looked like. 
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Would've been interesting to see this used as a "One Winged Angel" form that Rita takes on to fight the Megazord.
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Rhuen1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
While I am certain I still would have whined about the movie going all "dark", but hindsight being what it is, this would have fit better, and actually resemble Rita than the *easily mistaken for a different villain* they went with.
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helios485 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ok, that looks absolutely badass, in fact, I for one would be impressed if this ends up being Rita's monster form that she would use to fight the rangers with after everything else failing so miserably to the point where she ends up using her own staff to change herself into a much powerful form and make herself grow.
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Synn0Nihm Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A fitting redesign for the character. So disappointed they didn't use this.
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ghosthead8503 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
(weighs between this and what they're actually using in next year's movie)
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JaketheDino Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could you imagine having this be the design they used in the show? That would give the kids nightmare for years. I mean this is awesome. Now we just need a good voice for this repulsive Repulsa.
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Rhuen1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
I could see some seasons (especially those with the demon enemies) using something like this.
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Edward-Cullen-X Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist
cool it looks like vulgrim
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Tyride12 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
Oh fuck ya. Damn witch
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Phaedrolous Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Student General Artist
HOLY CRAP!!!
She looks scarier than Yzma!
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JaketheDino Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But what's holding this one together?
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Phaedrolous Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Um...
The Staff-sized magic wand of hers?
The same one used to kaiju-size her minions?
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JaketheDino Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm referencing the joke about Yzma but is that the case?
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Phaedrolous Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Nope.  
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Mecha-GREGOLE Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
It's a pretty radical departure, but I think it works. Rita's design never really depended on her looking humanoid, instead relying more on iconic shapes and colors. Those remain, but she looks more like a proper hag - I always liked the idea of magic mutating a person as they age, until they become something else altogether. Plus now she has big hands to slap Squat and Baboo around with.
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PROtypeM3X Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
looks like a boss from Darksiders lol
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Gojira012 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2016
Now that is pretty epic! Granted, it probably works best as a transformation of Rita's like how Scorpina goes from a beautiful warrior to a grotesque monster, but at the very least your version of Rita Repulsa actually LOOKS like Rita. I think this would have been really cool to see onscreen, its super creepy yet more faithful to the original design. Its super alien looking but still feels like Rita, and the resemblance is unavoidable despite how much more monstrous she looks, whereas the Bank's version of Rita could easily pass for a completely different character & shares no resemblance to Rita at all. Now I want to see Kaijin Rita and her equally ugly hubby Zedd in the same picture together XD

P.S. I hope IDW comics uses this form for Rita in their Power Ranger comics someday, that would be amazing >8D
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Zalcoti Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016   Digital Artist
I wouldn't mind this version of Rita. She looks more threatening that the other one.
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MadDemon64 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
Dayum.  What else did you help conceptualize?
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