Ma-Mutt has demonstrated the ability to fly as well as to grow in size and seems to have greatly enhanced strength. One of the many elements featured in the 2011 series that seems to have been "inspired" by the Wildstorm/DC Comics mini-series, the Dogs were a rival species to the Thunderians. This verifies that indeed Tygra is the second-in-command. Tartara is the spoiled, vain, selfish and greedy queen of the crystal kingdo. A reboot of the original 1980s TV series of the same name (which ran from 1985 to 1989), ThunderCats was produced and developed by American studio Warner Bros. In the original series, Kat appears to be the equivalent to a human that is twelve years of age. When Grune and Panthro had fought bravely to get promoted to general, Claudus told them that he has given the job to Lynx-O. Unlike Tygra, Pumyra easily manipulates Lion-O to side with her. The characters were created by Tobin "Ted" Wolf and originally featured in an animated television series named ThunderCats, running from 1985 to 1989, which was animated by Japanese studio Pacific Animation Corporation, and co-produced by Rankin-Bass Animated Entertainment. At some point, Grune lost one of his fangs. Lion-O is renamed León-O in the Spanish version, Leo in the German version, Starlion in the French version, and Lion in the Brazilian version. A normally passive race that rarely fights, the Elephants are spiritualists who don't have much of a good memory and can speak in an Indian accent. When Lion-O was fighting off some Thunderians who were beating up two imprisoned Lizards (where Lion-O was assisted by Tygra and Cheetara), Claudus arrived to break up the fight. In the second half, the twins acquire hoverboards from the Berbils and later the Forever Bag, a magic bag previous thieves possessed that has an infinite storage space, activated by the magic word "rankinbass" (a reference to Rankin/Bass Productions, which produced the original series). When he managed to recover it after it was found by Char, he planned to use it to increase his power and free himself from servitude to Ancient Spirits of Evil. Grune was defeated by Jaga, then banished and sent into exile in space. Screwloose is a bungling robot whom the ThunderCats enlist to assist Jagara in the repair of the Gyroscope. Like the other birds in this series, Vultaire is shown with wings on his back (where the 80's version didn't have wings). Sent to Thundera as a baby by his biological father Javan, Tygra was raised by Claudus and his wife with the latter loving Tygra dearly prior to her death while giving birth to Lion-O. Snarfer (voiced by Bob McFadden) is a young and excitable Snarf who is Snarf's young nephew. Part huckster and part showman, Bragg uses his showmanship to capture both the Mutants and the Lunataks when they were transported to him by the Ancient Spirits of Evil following Mumm-Ra's failure in an ultimatum battle against Lion-O. In the 2011 series, the Berbils are shown to be more bear-like and have an ability to roll up into balls. The comic again references the ideas of a possible romance between Cheetara and Lion-O— seemingly expanding on the hints from the episode "Sixth Sense", indicating that feelings may have developed post-cartoon and pre-comics between the two— but indicates that Cheetara had begun to resent Lion-O after the defeat of the ThunderCats by Mumm-Ra and the Mutants and her ensuing enslavement for not coming to her rescue sooner, and her feelings had shifted towards Panthro in the intervening years, who is hinted to reciprocate her feelings when he and Lion-O manage to rescue her from the Mutants. Ultimately, Mumm-Ra admits that he cannot survive without the pyramid—thus he begrudgingly surrenders the Sphere of Setti to them. Unlike the other mutants, Vultureman was not introduced in the opening episode of the series, but a flashback reveals him working with Slithe years earlier. Animation and animated by Japanese studio Studio 4°C, and combined elements of western animation with Japanese … An adviser and protector of the Lord's family, Jaga wielded the "Sword of Omens" and was a formidable fighter in combat. The Dreaded ancient enemy of the Thundercats is a small, stooped, old, Evil Sorcerer and Humanoid Abomination. In his youth, Jaga was the Lord of the Thundercats, and rescued a young Hachiman from being trapped in the Jade Dragon (which later became a part of the Treasure of Thundera). Jaga character was described as being based on "Wisdom". ; Authority Equals Asskicking: He may run from fights he can't win, but the ones he has won include killing a giant spider many times his size. Thundercats: Origins - Heroes & Villains #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of February, 2004. Queen Tartara is a villainess in the animated tv series ‘Thundercats.’ She is the titular villainess in the 1985 episode ‘The Crystal Queen’ (Season one episode twenty-three.). But once Tygra and Cheetara found the Sword of Plun-Darr, it caused much of Mount Plun-Darr to collapse with Ratar-O's palace destroyed in the process. They would later be joined by Rataro, a general in the mutant armies who possessed magical weapons of his own, and who was generally more competent than the primary four mutants, though he was no more successful against the Thundercats than the other mutants were. After the Mutants and the Lunataks were removed from Third Earth, Snowman becomes a member of the League of Third Earth. Lion-O. ThunderCats, follows the adventures a group of cat-like humanoid aliens called Thunderians from the planet of Thundera. It was broken by the ThunderCats in their first battle. Slithe/Slythe (voiced by Bob McFadden in the 1985 series, Dee Bradley Baker in the 2011 series, Trevor Devall in the 2020 series) is the brutish leader of the Reptilians (referred to as Lizards in 2011 series), a race of Lizard Men. Tygra (voiced by Peter Newman in the original series, Matthew Mercer in the 2011 series, Patrick Seitz in the 2020 series) is a staunch, level-headed warrior based on the tiger. However, at the beginning of the second season, the Ancient Spirits of Evil revoked this shortcoming. He is the only one at the beginning who believes that technology and Mumm-Ra exist even though the technology is sold across Third Earth. Summoned to Third Earth by Mumm-Ra, he was tricked into fighting Lion-O, but thanks to his code of Bushido, he became an ally to the ThunderCats and the Warrior Maidens of the Tree-Top Kingdom. The Robear Berbils are partly-furred robotic bears from the planet Ro-Bear. In this version, WilyKit and WilyKat have tails, which none of the main adult ThunderCats except Panthro possess (how Panthro lost his is never shown nor explained), and visible external ears. After Mumm-Ra stole the Tech Stone, the city began to fall, due to the Stone generating anti-gravity emissions, but after Mumm-Ra and the Lizards evacuated, Panthro managed to land the city safely and saved the lives of most of the Avistans, who were grateful to the ThunderCats for saving them. Contents. He draws his power from the Ancient Spirits Of Evil and they can transform him into a stronger form known as Mumm-Ra The Ever-Living. If there was a season two, it would have depicted Lynx-O's history with Slithe and show how the Lizards sided with Mumm-Ra. At an undetermined point in the past the group made their way to … Grune attempts to defeat Lion-O, but fails and is banished back to Third Earth when Lion-O activates the ThunderCat signal. He also can communicate with other animals on Third Earth to enlist their help in his tasks, and once even tricked the Ancient Spirits of Evil into giving him a power-up to become a being called Snarf-Ra. Pumyra's role gradually decreased after her role in the first two movies. [21] In a sense of irony, Tigra only became the threat they foresaw by ordering his death. Snarfs are known to end their sentences with the squeaking exclamation for which they are named—"snarf, snarf!". However, Jaga does reappear on Third Earth as a ghost (seen only by Lion-O at first) to guide him in his lessons and adventures. When Snarf's true form was revealed by Mumm-Ra, Mrs. Gristildi sheds her disguise revealing her true form of Mumm-Rana who beats up Mumm-Ra. She is as lovely as she is brave and caring. Because of this, Thundera is destroyed, but a small band of surviving Thunderians, led by the young heir to the throne, Lion-O (who wields the powerful Sword of Omens), flee the destroyed city, in order to seek out the Book of Omens, w… As the weapon's whereabouts are unknown to Mumm-Ra, Ratar-O buys the Thunderian survivors from the Lizards to use as slaves to mine for the Sword of Plun-Darr and obtain it for him due to the curse Jaga placed on it that kills any who attempt to retrieve it. He was renamed "Buítro" in the Spanish version. It was about three teenagers (Leo, Tyrone and Charlotte) who find a mysterious book in their grandfather's basement and when they open it, they transform into cat-like humans called the ThunderCats. In Wildstorm’s comic Thundercats Origins: Heroes and Villains an ancient Egyptian man named Wahankh - one of the reigning Pharaoh's most trusted advisers - decided to betray the Pharaoh and overthrow him in a coup. Believed to have died on Thundera while assisting the royal flagship in taking off, he was later found to have been captured by the Shadowmaster. She takes over Tygra's role in questioning Lion-O's decisions. [6] Although cunning and skillful, he is truly a child in a man's body, and throughout the series, must learn what it takes to become a true leader and gain true maturity. ThunderCats is an American media franchise, featuring a fictional group of cat-like humanoid aliens. Though smaller than Snarf, he does not allow that to get in his way when he wants to help friends. Snarf Oswald (voiced by Earle Hyman) and Snarf Eggbert (voiced by Larry Kenney) are two of the Snarfs who survived the destruction of Thundera, this duo became the ThunderCats main Snarf "contacts" on New Thundera. However, Grune also intended to betray Mumm-Ra in the long run prior to leading the attack on the Elephants' village to obtain the spirit stone there resulting in Grune getting sucked into the Astral Plane thanks to Panthro (who lost his arms in the process). Joe and Cheetara. He lost a battle to Mumm-Ra who framed him for damaging the face of the Great Sphinx which banished Wizz-Ra to the 7th Dimension. From the dark corners of the cosmos, these evil doers and their dastardly ways often put them on a collision course with the ThunderCats. Pride, excellence, and loyalty are a hallmark of what makes Panthro tick. This article's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Though their fighting skills are more than wanting, the Snarfs have an inherent invulnerability/resistance to many (but not all) forms of magic and mind-control. Claudus is currently with Jaga in the afterlife. In ThunderCats Roar, Snarf is depicted as a robot animal. During that time, a Jackalman named Shen (voiced by Rob Paulsen) assisted Leo and Panthera in overthrowing Mumm-Ra. Captain Bragg traveled to Third Earth and befriended Wilykat. Sensing the sword is repaired, Lion-O calls for it and uses it to free himself and Cheetara. This new outlook allowed the youth to assume Cheetara's abandoned role of Cleric, encouraging Lion-O when he needs it the most. Spider-Man (Peter Parker) Iron Man (Tony Stark) Captain … Or maybe it's Ooo after the Lich won... Once activated every Thundercat's eyes glow, they drop what they are doing that second and run off to help Lion-O. He uses a whip-like bolas in combat, with which he can render himself invisible to the naked eye. The Lizards have been at war with the Thunderians during their history. May 6, 2020 - For the 2011 incarnation, please see Kaynar. He was renamed "Chacalo" in the Spanish version. The ship was damaged in the final explosion of the planet and made it to Third Earth landing on an unknown island somewhere in the northern sea as the ship didn't have enough fuel to get to the Berbil Village. ", "15 Things You NEVER KNEW About ThunderCats", "Thunder Thursdays: Know Your ThunderCats! Lunataks. The following Thunderians appeared in different media projects: The Snarfs are a race of intelligent cat-like creatures that are plump, fuzzy and kind. In the aftermath of Thundera's downfall, Cheetara's possibly the sole surviving member of the Order, other than Jaga, who lives on in spirit form. In "Native Son", it is shown that Lion-O had an unnamed mother who died giving birth to him. Having lived for a thousand years on Third Earth , this devil priest will not rest until he has obtained the Eye of Thundera and rid his home planet of the ThunderCats. Wikis. 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