|This article is about a/an villain in Power Rangers S.P.D.|
- "I will claim this planet as mine. Destruction to all that try and stop me!"
Omni, a.k.a. The Magnificence, is secretly the power behind the throne and de facto leader of the Troobian Empire.
Appearance and Powers
It was originally a giant brain housed in a tank in a room on Gruumm's spacecraft. It has a single eye on a tentacle-like appendage. After collecting resources from several planets, it's servant, Emperor Gruumm completed Omni's Magnificence, a colossal biomechanical body for himself that Gruumm created with the stolen resources.
Omni possesses psychic powers and is able to both talk to and harm Gruumm from a distance, as well as brainwash people into serving him, such as Mora. It seems that he can only brainwash more weak-minded people, Gruumm didn't appear to be brainwashed as he tried to argue with Omni's orders, albeit futilely, Omni had to manipulate Gruumm to do his bidding. In his Magnificence, he is large enough to hold a Megazord in his hand and wields incredible destructive power.
In his original form, Omni has a rather normal voice. But as the Magnificence, Omni has a more booming godlike voice.
Throughout the series, Gruumm was shown talking to himself; soon, it became clear he was talking to another, off-screen person that he feared and had to justify his failures too.
His boss was kept in a secret room off-limits to Mora. When she snuck in and saw it , she screamed in terror and fled. She was caught and brainwashed into pledging allegiance to it.
Its name was revealed when it yelled at Gruumm over his petty feud with Cruger. Omni's reason for attacking Earth was to drain its resources for a weapon in development that it refers to as The Magnificence, a colossal biomechanical body for himself that Gruumm created with the stolen resources. Once the Terror Spacecraft locked in, Omni was connected to his body and used it to fight the S.W.A.T. Megazord, having the upper hand until Doggie Cruger opened an access panel from the inside, allowing the Megazord to deliver a maxed-out laser blast, causing the Magnificence to implode and taking Omni with it.
In an interview (9:26 in), Greg Aronowitz stated that "Gruumm has always been Omni's puppet... [Gruumm] has power, but he has issues and he has weakness, and Omni has taken advantage of that for as long as time can remember." RangerCast interviews with Greg Aronowitz
Omni or The Magnificence?
The creature has been inconsistently named throughout the series. Early on, the name "The Magnificence" was used for the creature, perhaps as his title, but around the time of its actual arrival on Gruumm's spacecraft, the name "Omni" came into use, with no explanation, and was treated as if it had been the creature's name all along. Eventually, Gruumm's long-term plan proved to be the creation of Omni's body, which was called The Magnificence for the rest of the series.
- Omni is largely similar to a previous Sentai villain, The Omnipotent God, as both stay behind the scenes for most of the series, and both are disembodied brains. Also their names are similar.