Monster Rancher 2
Moo is an evil dragonlike monster, and the main antagonist of the Monster Rancher anime in first two season and final episode of the series. He is pure evil.
Moo is a play on the Japanese word Mu meaning "void" or "nothing".
Series history Edit
He was an extremely powerful giant dragon-like monster engineered as the ultimate weapon in the great war of ancient times. His dark powers eventually grew too powerful to be controlled, and he created legions with his ability to transform good monsters into his evil baddie servants for the purpose of destroying the world. The surviving scientists created the one creature capable of defeating Moo, the Phoenix. They battled, but proved to be closely matched. Realizing that they had no other choice, the scientists created a machine that would put an end to the war of the monsters, but they knew that it would affect all monsters. Using the machine, Moo's spirit and the Phoenix's spirit were separated from their bodies, and all other monsters became sealed into Mystery Disks. Moo's soul became a Mystery Disk imprisoned in his castle, along with the Mystery Disks containing many of his old troops.
Centuries later, Holly's father was banished from his village and went in search of the Phoenix without the aid of the Magic Stone. He eventually found Moo's castle, where he unintentionally unlocked Moo's soul. The malevolent spirit entered his body and thus Moo was reborn. He reassembled his army with his Big Bad Four enforcing his injustice and terrorizing the world while in search of the location of his old body.
Though he is mentioned several times in the first six episodes, he doesn't appear in person until the seventh episode. His henchmen are called the Baddies, and they each wear a Baddie Crest. Judging from how Tiger beat Gray Wolf, if a Baddie Crest is destroyed, the baddie will die however this might not be the case since Durukres' crest was destroyed but he didn't die. His four most powerful servants are the Big Bad Four, namely Pixie, Gali, Gray Wolf, and Naga. He seeks the Magic Stone to find and reunite with his original body.
After kidnapping Holly, he told her that he was her father. Although she did not want to believe it at first, he showed her the dagger that her father once had. Moo then used the Magic Stone to point out the location of his ancient body. Thanks to a little interference from Holly's companions and Pixie, the stone was taken from him and given back to Holly and they fled to escape his clutches. Moo flew to the North in his Castle and ordered his minions to begin an excavation so that he could find his ancient body. He found it, but failed to merge with it. The discovery of the machine that had been used to defeat him allowed his servants to use it and allow him to fuse with his body. With his body back, Moo immediately flew to meet Genki and his friends and destroy them. Despite the fact that Pixie helped them, Moo was still victorious. When they seemed defeated, the sun rose over the horizon causing him pain. He fled in confusion and sought to solve whatever problem had occurred. He discovers that he also needs the magic stone, so he goes to find it and overcome this weakness.
By the time he has merged with his body, Pixie has switched sides and Gali, Gray Wolf, and Naga have been killed, so he sends General Durahan to do his work.
After Durahan's servants are defeated, Durahan soon betrays Moo and takes the stone.But Lilim who is loyal to Moo rather than Durahan retrieves it.However,Durahan predicts her betrayal as he detonates the fake stone in her arms,and runaway with his Iron Bird.In the end,Moo gets the magic stone thanks to Weed,while Lilim is killed by Durahan shortly before he goes up in a ball of flame when his Iron Bird is brought down by Moo's troops and crashes.
After obtaining the Magic Stone from the treacherous General Durahan who had taken it from Holly, Moo perfected his body. He went to finish what he had failed to do earlier, but made the mistake of absorbing too much hatred (which normally makes him stronger) which consumed his mind in the darkness of his own heart. The process drove him insane. Moo returns to attack the Searchers and mortally wounds Pixie (leading to Big Blue fusing with her to turn her into Granity. However, Moo still went berserk and destroy everything, including the Baddies and his own castle. Genki is able to use his courage to summon the Phoenix, which is really Mocchi (the Phoenix's courage), Suezo (Phoenix's pride), Golem (Phoenix's kindness), Tiger (the Phoenix's anger), and Hare (Phoenix's intelligence). They fuse together into the Phoenix 's frozen body, which then fights Moo. They are evenly matched, and soon the Phoenix grabs onto Moo. Moo realizes they are destined to eternal battle and he cannot let either of them exist. They destroy each other, exploding in a huge ball of light.
Though his body was destroyed, Moo's soul was sealed inside a mystery disc with Holly's father. This Disk was later found by Holly and Mocchi and after reuniting with Genki.After reassembling the old gang, the crew decided to find a shrine and free Holly's father from the disk but keep Moo trapped.As they attempt to do so,the Disk emits a dark and light energy,which reveal the gang that both Moo and Holly's father souls are fighting each other.Fortunately,they managed to free Holly's father while Moo trapped.
However, Durahan was searching for the disc so he could absorb Moo's soul and use its power as his own.They eventually ambushes the gang and stole the disc,along with the magic stone.Though he succeeded in his plan,Moo turned out to be too powerful and took over Durahan,right as the Courageous Seven interferes.Moo proceeds to merged the body's of Durahan's team together to form a body,and manifests as Ruby Knight.
Eventually,with new body,Moo attacks Searchers.Despite Genki,Suezo,Mocchi,Hare,Tiger,and Golem's effort,Moo is seemingly unstoppable.His dreadful powers attracts his amnesiac former host,Holly's father.Holly encourages his father to go as Moo approaches,but he goes anyway.He eventually sees the Ruby Knight,which his evil presence cause him to regain his memories while possessed by Moo.Recalls upon Moo's nature as evil soul and sense Durahan and his minion within Moo's manifeststion as Ruby Knight,he tries to stop him against her daughter's wishes.
- "Now I understand. You and I are destined to eternal battle for as long as we live. In that case, I can't let you exist. Nor myself!"
- ―Moo's final words in Blue Skies before he and the Phoenix destroy each other
- Moo was voiced by Paul Dobson,who presumably voice Holly's Father as well.
- Moo appeared as a Special Breed monster in Monster Rancher 2 only available on the CD Beck: Mellow Gold.
- Moo is similar to Darth Vader from Star Wars, seeing as they both have a similar appearance, deep voice and, in a way, Moo is Holly's father
- Two of the crucial episodes to Moo's quest for his original body were skipped by the Fox channel. Tiger's Battle with Destiny, the episode where Gray Wolf was defeated, is the episode where Moo finds his original body, and Battle with the Big Bad Four, the episode where Naga was defeated, is the episode where Moo merges with his original body.
- Despite how evil and powerful he is, and how many people are frightened of him, the name is Moo may not sound very intimidating to some, as it is both phonetically and gramatically similar to the sound a cow makes in English. However, this is a play on the Japanese word for void, meaning "nothing".
- Judging from how he possessed Holly's father,and eventually merges and possessed Durahan,Poison,Mum Mew,Gobi,and Cyborg Weed at the same time,it reveals that Moo's essence evolves not long after disembodied in ancient past for centuries.
- Zevion, dark monster that appears in Monster Rancher 4, is Moo's spiritual successor, as both has an army of evil monsters (Baddie for Moo and Dark Ones for xevion). Both of their army also created by their influence as well.