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!!!''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* JailBake: [[spoiler:How Lion-O and Tygra escape their cell when LockedInTheDungeon, via a key in some soup, placed by a Lizard mook whose life they had saved earlier.]]
* JustAMachine: The Soul Sever considers the little insectoid robot Flicker to be nothing but a bunch of wires and circuits without a soul. [[spoiler:Flicker's HeroicSacrifice at the end makes the Soul Sever wonder whether it's more complicated than that.]]
* KingOfBeasts: The royal bloodline and chain of succession belong to the Lions, something that Tygra is plainly jealous of, and Grune takes issue with.
* TheKingdom: How the OpeningMonologue generously describes Thundera... but the reality is rather [[TheEmpire different]].
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] by Grune, attempting to convince Claudus to surrender because he's outmanned and literally outgunned.
* LadyAndKnight: GenderInverted, with Lion-O as the Bright Lord [[TheChampion championed]] by his White Knight, Cheetara.
* LandOfOneCity: Thundera seems to function as a city-state
* TheLastDance[=/=]LikeYouWereDying: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] by Lion-O in a RousingSpeech, based on a [[HonorBeforeReason cultural]] misinterpretation of his friend Emrick's [[AnAesop Aesop]], that ItsTheJourneyThatCounts.
* LastGraspAtLife: In "Journey To The Tower of Omens" Panthro finds his friends reaching through a grating this way to escape a DrowningPit.
* LastSecondWordSwap: Done for dramatic effect in Episode 17. [[spoiler: In the flashback sequence for Tygra's childhood, Lion-O had yet to be conceived when Tygra was adopted into the Thunderan royal family. As a child, the queen would call Tygra her "handsome, little prince." However, upon telling Tygra of Lion-O's upcoming birth, she uncomfortably swaps out "prince" with "darling" when she's about to address him as such again, realizing that Tygra would no longer be first in line for the throne with Lion-O as their first-born heir.]]
* LastStand: Lion-O's RousingSpeech in "Song of the Petalars" leads the [=ThunderCats=] into a terribly one-sided battle that results in their announcing ItHasBeenAnHonor and needing rescue by a DeusExMachina.
* LawOfInverseFertility: In "Native Son" a {{flashback}} reveals that the king and queen of Thundera tried to have a child for years. It got so bad that the queen worried she might be infertile. Their concerns were put to rest when baby Tygra literally flew into their lives [[MosesInTheBullrushes in a balloon]]. So of course just when the royal couple have gotten comfortable with Tygra inheriting the throne as crown prince, the queen became pregnant. [[spoiler:Then she died in childbirth, so little Tygra lost his mother and the throne in one night.]]
* LawOfInverseRecoil: Averted for comedy in "Between Brothers", where Wilykat uses a discarded Lizard {{BFG}} on a HumongousMecha. Three Lizards see him struggling with it and try to sneak up on him, only for the recoil to launch him backwards into them, knocking them out.
* LeaningOnTheFurniture: Tygra is introduced this way, leaning casually on the arm of his throne.
* LectureAsExposition: During Lion-O's RiteOfPassage, his father bellows a ritualized oral history of Thundera at him while taking swings with the Sword of Omens. Lion-O's stuck with a practice sword.
* LeeroyJenkins: Lion-O starts off following this mentality, but he eventually learns the value of thinking ahead and using stealth.
** The "sneak up on the enemy so we can take them by surprise" plan in "Into the Astral Plane" was working perfectly, until Wilykit drew everyone's attention by jumping up and yelling at the bad guys for threatening Ahburn.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The series has one based on the theme from the original show, along with [[http://tv.ign.com/articles/118/1182312p1.html several]] for characters like Lion-O, Cheetara, the Thunderkittens, Mumm-Ra and the Thundertank.
* LieToTheBeholder: A DisguisedHostageGambit is performed this way [[spoiler:by Mumm-Ra while appearing as Panthro]].
* LightIsNotGood: From the instant Lion-O leaves the upper-city's bright streets and the camera drops to the slums, the viewer knows something's rotten in Thundera
* LikeCannotCutLike: In "The Duelist and the Drifter" Lion-O fights a duel with an interim sword crafted by the same blacksmith who made his opponent's blade. [[spoiler:It ''[[SubvertedTrope breaks]]'', since it took years to make the latter and an afternoon for the former.]]
* LikeThatShowButWithMecha: The original show from the 80's with a hero who's not a ManChild, ScienceFantasy leanings, AnimeEsque animation, and yes, giant robots.
* {{Lilliputians}}: The tiny Petalars.
* LimitedWardrobe: [[PlayingWithATrope Played With]]. The cast wear the same outfits on consecutive days, but some get organic changes (Grune has an EvilCostumeSwitch, Lion-O and Tygra armor up, Wilykat and Kit steal clothes to replace beggars' rags). WalkingTheEarth and uniforms justify the cast's fixed outfits, but doesn't explain why younger versions wear identical clothes in {{Flashback}}.
* [[LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy Lions and Tigers and Aliens... Oh, My!]]: In "The Duelist and The Drifter" dozens of species of ''Non''-Animal sentients are revealed in the crowds of the [[AdventureTowns Swordsmans' Town]]. To Lion-O, it's an UnusuallyUninterestingSight. To the viewer, its akin to stumbling into Mos Eisley Cantina.
* LizardFolk[=/=]TheReptilians: Slithe and all the Lizards.
* LockAndKeyPuzzle: In a TempleOfDoom, the [=ThunderCats=] are faced with this, and [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles hundreds of hanging keys]]. While standing over a [[SpikesOfDoom spike pit]]. Surely nothing will happen if they try the wrong key.
* LockedInTheDungeon: Lion-O and Tygra end up in the castle dungeons during TheSiege, only to encounter a Lizard they saved from an AngryMob.
* LonelyFuneral: Claudus' VikingFuneral has three people and a pet in attendance.
* ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway: The setting is both this and ConstructedWorld, thanks to SciFi[=/=]Fantasy genrebending.
* LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair: The ultimate fate of hubristic Thundera, driven home by the sight of the castle's Sphinx decapitated, and Claudus' monument reduced to a pair of broken feet.
* LoopholeAbuse:[[spoiler: In Lion-O's trial for his life, he had to face against Spirit!Panthro and get him out of a circle. Near the end of his time, he has a EurekaMoment when he realizes as King and Panthro his General, he can order Panthro out. It works.]]
* [[spoiler:LostColony: The {{Precursors}} to the all the sentient Animals of Third Earth are refugees of a command carrier crash.]]
* LostTechnology: To the point that many Thunderians believe technology to be a [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions fairy tale for cubs]]. Lion-O believes otherwise... and the Lizards know so, much to the woe of Thundera.
* TheLostWoods:
** In "Song of the Petalars" the Briar Woods is this for the [[{{Lilliputians}} Lilliputian]] Petalars, who have been trapped for generations after a cataclysm swept them away from their home.
** "The Forest of Magi Oar" is a magical but hazardous place, inhabited by various discontentented, hostile {{Nature Spirit}}s.
* LoveBubbles: Well, Love Lens Flare. Lion-O sees one around Pumyra in "Recipe for Disaster."
* LovePotion: Lion-O buys one [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Ponzi, a snake-oil salesman]]. It's taken by [[spoiler:Tygra, making him love any and everything he sees. Including Mumm-Ra in a dinosaur body.]]
* LoyalPhlebotinum: Only Lion-O appears able to utilize the Sword of Omens' "Sight Beyond Sight" Though others may take custody of the blade, it's enchanted against "being touched by the hands of evil," which appears to be a failsafe against Mumm-Ra's using it.
* MacGuffin: The Book of Omens
* MacGuffinDeliveryService: A ''very'' rare [[InvertedTrope Inversion]]. Captain Tygus goes to great lengths to obtain the Warstone for his commander, only to have it snatched away [[spoiler: by Leo and Panthera.]] Thanks, Tygus.
* MacrossMissileMassacre:
** The penultimate, shocking SuperWeaponSurprise dealt by the Lizards, and the literal ruination of Thundera.
** Seen again in [[spoiler: Episode 12, "The Forest of Magi Oar", as Lion-O, riding on top of the forest guardian Viragor, dodges explosive paper missiles tossed by Zigg]].
** The new and improved [=ThunderTank=] has this in its arsenal now.
* MadeASlave:
** In "Omens Part 2", the unfortunate fate of the Lizard scavengers who were caught by the Cats. Seems to be [[SlaveRace standard practice]] in Thundera.
** In "Berbils", the Berbils are attacked by slavers, a routine occurance due to their peaceful nature and lack of citywide defenses.
** In "The Curse of Ratilla," we find out that this happened to most of the survivors of the siege on Thundera, including Pumyra. The experience initially left her rather...[[BrokenBird bitter.]]
* MagicFeather: Lion-O's temporary replacement sword, needed to win a duel, is not the perfect talismanic object he first assumes, but simply a vehicle for him to employ newly learned skills, as he's made to realize [[spoiler:when the blade breaks in half while he's pressing his advantage.]]
* MagicKnight: With a strong dash of KungFuWizard to boot. Jaga and his clerics combine combat with sorcery to perform super-feline feats.
* MagicMirror:
** The Sword of Omens functions this way when paired with the CrystalBall mechanism of the Eye of Thundera, with visions visible in the BladeReflection.
** Mumm-Ra has a scrying pool within his FuturisticPyramid.
* TheMagicVersusTechnologyWar: So the Cats have a magic sword with a magic stone and some magic clerics, and the Lizards have loads and loads of technological superweapons... ''and'' TheDreaded EvilSorceror who is [[FamedInStory infamous]] as a foe of the Cats, and would really like his magic stone back now. These odds are looking really stacked.
** Later on, the lines get much less clear, as the Thundercats use more and more technology to supplement their magic, and Mumm-Ra focuses more and more on his magic. For example, Tygra chooses to use a blaster, a whip, and a ''cloaking device'' frequently, Panthro has mechanical arms and is ''extrordinarily'' proud of the Thundertank, and several of Lion-O's magic devices appear to be more along the lines of MagiTek than purely magical.
* MagiTek: Some of the LostTechnology fits this, [[spoiler: especially the Book of Omens.]]
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] on the battlefield with Panthro, Grune seems to wait and aim a catapult at Claudus in hopes of killing him while he was fighting Lizards. It's merely a [[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste ploy]] to wipe them out in a OneHitKill and attract Claudus' attention for their valor, but serves as an EstablishingCharacterMoment nonetheless.
* MalevolentArchitecture: "Journey to the Tower of Omens" has a video game-style TempleOfDoom that Thundera's Clerics created to guard the Book of Omens so that no one else would access it. (hence the gratuitous sharp objects) Anyone else would have a hard time not getting ground into hamburger.
** Mount Plun-Darr is definitely the case. Not only is it covered in a near-permanent thunderstorm, not only is it covered in giant red spikes, not only does it have a colossal skeleton covering a good portion of it, but the entire place is cursed so that any who try to find the treasure inside will die.
* ManEatingPlant: The Ramlak, as it appears based partly on a cactus flower.
* ManlyTears:
** In "Song of the Petalars" Lion-O sheds some while grieving a fallen Petalar.
** In "Berbils" ''Panthro'' of all people sheds these after the Berbils fix up his Thundertank.
* MayflyDecemberFriendship: The protagonists came across a group of plant people named the Petalars, which have a lifespan of a day. Lion-O in particular became friends with one petalar called Emrick who goes from a curious child to an Eager Squire to a level-headed warrior to a wise old man all in the span of said day, and while for the Petalars the Thundercats were lifelong friends who were with them in their intergenerational Exodus, for the Thundercats it was a tragically short friendship.
* MeaningfulFuneral:
** During Claudus' VikingFuneral, Wilykit unwittingly provides accompaniment on flute somewhere in Thundera's ruins, while Lion-O carves the royal emblem at the base of his father's destroyed monument and eulogizes him with "Rest now to rise again, father." Tygra adds "May your next life show you peace."
** Petalars may have time to deliver a FinalSpeech, while their people encircle them and form an EtherealChoir.
* MedicineShow: "Recipe for Disaster"
* MedievalStasis: Thundera, which has magical swords and clerics, but really hasn't put much thought into moving beyond your standard ancient siege engines. [[spoiler: This comes back to bite them ''hard'' during the siege in the opening two-parter.]]
* MercifulMinion: [[spoiler:When LockedInTheDungeon, Tygra and Lion-O see that a Lizard they saved from a lynching is serving them soup. Lion-O rants about his betrayal, while the Lizard, head low, mumbles that he's cooked a "[[JailBake special]]" meal]]
* MidSeasonTwist: Episode 7, "Legacy" is when we learn the history of the [=ThunderCats=], the exact nature of their historical conflict with Mumm-Ra, and the game changes. They don't just need the Sword and Book of Omens, now they need to unite the Animals and find ''three'' other mystical stones.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Everyone seems to get one.
** Cheetara gets a magic extendy-rod
** Lion-O gets a new Magic Rock
** Kit and Kat get hover boards and a BagOfHolding.
** Panthro gets [[spoiler:robot arms]]
** [[spoiler: The Thundertank gets twice as big and even more firepower.]]
*** [[spoiler: And ''again'' after it gets converted into the Feliner.]]
** Tygra gets [[spoiler:[[AncestralWeapon a new whip]]]]
* MightMakesRight: What many characters, good and bad, seem to believe, including most of Thundera, save for Lion-O who opposes this ideology. The series [[DeconstructedTrope tries to deconstruct this]] by showing how this sort of philosophy ultimately creates long lasting grudges and causes more problems than solves them. Thundera is destroyed primarily because of this, and its up to Lion-O to change things. This is, of course, Mumm-Ra's way of thinking.
* MirrorMonster: Lion-O's vision in the BladeReflection of the Sword of Omens takes this form, as he sees a sudden, frightening image of Mumm-Ra's red eyes and fanged face.
* MirrorScare: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] Silhouettes playing across the reflective surface of a geode are meant to startle the ''viewer'' after Snarf finishes pulling faces at himself and wanders off.
* [[spoiler:MissileLockOn: Lizards place beeping devices on pillars and Claudus' monument. They're remote homing beacons.]]
* TheMissingFaction: With Thundera's ruination, the Cats are no longer major political players, with Lion-O's tiny group of [=ThunderCats=] more immediately concerned with Mumm-Ra's defeat.
* MixAndMatchCritters:
** Thunderian... "[[HorseOfADifferentColor horses]]" are blue horse-shaped-and-maned cats with bird-like heads and vocalizations.
** HybridMonster the Ramlak appears to be a cross between a sea anemone and a cactus flower that behaves like a GiantSquid.
* MobySchtick: Used in a WholePlotReference episode, recycled in a desert.
* [[spoiler:TheMole: Pumyra]]
* MomentKiller: In "Song of the Petalars" Lion-O and Cheetara sit at a small fire, and she takes his hand to comfort him in his pessimistic depression. Snarf picks that exact moment to fly into Lion-O's lap, who informs him that this had better be ''very'' important! Later in the same episode, the [=ThunderCats=] freak out the Petalars in the middle of a community RiteOfPassage ceremony.
* MonumentalDamage: TheSiege of Thundera leaves Claudus' monument as a pair of feet, and the great Sphinx's head lying smashed by its body.
* MoodWhiplash: At the end of "Between Brothers", [[spoiler: Panthro loses both his hands for throwing Grune in the collapsing Astral Plane.]] Then the scene shifts to a party and Panthro yelling at Snarf for being a nursemaid. Would it hurt to be a slight bit serious?
* {{Mooks}}: The generic Lizards of Slithe's EvilArmy.
** Which causes friction later on. The Lizards are fighting for better living and for revenge against the Cats for years of oppression, but surprising numbers of them simply desert and return home to their families in part because Lion-O's group beats them, but also because Mumm-Ra treats them like mooks. When General Slythe brings this up, Mumm-Ra states flat-out that the lizards ''are'' mooks, and that they need stricter control to prevent rebellions.
* MotivationalKiss: In "Into the Astral Plane," before Lion-O begins his journey, Cheetara gives him a [[AnywhereButTheirLips peck on the cheek]] for luck. Tygra is [[LoveHurts noticeably upset]].
* MotiveRant[=/=]ScrewYouElves: A stockaded Lizard prisoner bristles while giving Lion-O a FreudianExcuse for scavenging the Cats' crops: They have little land and resources of their own, thanks to the Cats' expansionism and strongarming. They scrape by while Thunderians throw lavish feasts.
* MountedCombat: Depicted with Thunderian troops, mounted on [[HorseOfADifferentColor peculiar beasts]].
* MuggingTheMonster: In the slums, some Alley Cats pick exactly the wrong [[KingIncognito Prince Incognito]] to mug.
* MythologyGag:
** The ancient history of the [=ThunderCats=] as related by King Claudus roughly mirrors the plot of the original series. The Lizard's weaponized [[spoiler:giant robots]] evoke those of the original.
** In "Song of the Petalars," a Lizard notes "you can't fight what you can't see," quoting the original's Ninja ''verbatim''.
** In "Old Friends", Panthro tells Lion-O, "You're standing on my samoflange." Shortly thereafter, Tygra asks, "What's a samoflange?" referring to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftU5GfORvH8 infamous]] [[HilariousOuttakes outtakes reel]] from the original series, which includes a similar (but considerably more profane) exchange.
** In "Old Friends," after he proves his mettle, Lion-O asks Panthro if he can drive the Thundertank, only for Panthro to reply with, "Not a chance." Lion-O wasn't allowed to drive it in the original series either.
** In "Journey To the Tower of Omens," Tygus' ship is a redesigned Feliner from the original series.
** In "Berbils," Conquedor shows off a pale blue sabre-toothed cat from Hook Mountain that he captured for the slave auction. This is Snowmeow, the companion and battle steed of Snowman of Hook Mountain from the original series.
** In "Berbils", Lion-O completely messes up trying to say "berbil" the same way he did in the original series.
** In "The Trials of Lion-O" [[spoiler:near-death Lion-O faces against images of the [=ThunderCats=] to prove his worthiness much like he had to in the original series' Anointment Arc.]]
** Mount Plun-Darr is very reminiscent of Castle Plun-Darr from the original series, tall and menacing with a giant winged creature.
** In "The Forever Bag", the password to enter the bag is "Rankin-Bass!" Rankin-Bass is the animation studio that distributed the original series from 1985.
** In "Recipe for Disaster," Ponzi is a Wolo, one of the friendly races of natives on Third Earth in the original series. Also, Tygra's behavior after drinking the love potion is reminiscent of his 80's counterpart's reputation for falling victim to various mind-altering substances.
* NamedWeapons:
** The Sword of Omens, as well as [[spoiler:the Sword of Plun-Darr.]]
** "The Duelist and the Drifter" has many swordsmen who brag about the names and histories of their swords, the most relevant being the Duelist's current best blade, the Sword of Hattanzo.
** Ratar-O wields the Rat Eye Daggers, though they aren't named within the show.
* NamelessNarrative: In-story, The Drifter tells Lion-O a tale of the Duelist's best sword, giving the characters in it no names, but only descriptors. "The Duelist and the Drifter" is itself an {{homage}} to these types of narratives in the {{Western}} genre, with its careful avoidance and obscurance of proper names for people, places and things.
* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: One room in a TempleOfDoom has a doorway with a {{Booby Trap}}ped LockAndKeyPuzzle, and hundreds of hanging keys to choose from.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistfight: ...because Lion-O and Snarf can knock muggers flat with the power of fists and annoyance.
* NeverSayDie: Averted to the point where one starts to suspect overcompensation.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Lion-O tends to do this. A LOT. Most notably in episode ten.
* NightVisionGoggles: Sported by some of the Lizard NocturnalMooks.
* NoIAmBehindYou: A trick dodge the Drifter illustrates on Lion-O, which Lion-O later employs on the Duelist.
* NoOntologicalInertia: In "Journey To The Tower of Omens" a tower crumbles and collapses when Captain Tygus steals its power source, [[spoiler:the Warstone, alias the Eye of Thundera]].
* NoThemeTune[=/=]ThemeMusicWithholding: The ten-second ThemeTune and TitleOnlyOpening was omitted from the hour-long premiere of "Omens" parts 1 and 2, debuting with "Ramlak Rising."
* NotNowKiddo: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Rather than dismissing Lion-O, Jaga is attempting to ''indulge'' him, allowing Lion-O to get back to a party and cheer himself up. Problem is, unbeknownst to either of them, Lion-O's information is very time-sensitive.
* NotSoDifferent:
** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] In "Legacy," though Leo's Commander notes the other Animals "...hate you, as much as they do me," Leo is actively working to change that, right under his nose.
** In "The Duelist and the Drifter" Lion-O learns that the former wielder of the Duelist's sword was just as HotBlooded as him, not as a compliment, but a ''[[InvertedTrope warning]]''.
** Lion-O acknowledges that [[spoiler:taking the Tech Stone of the Avistians thus causing the destruction of the city]] would make him very similar to Mumm-Ra and so chooses to avert this problem.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Cheetara is using a HandsOnApproach to help Lion-O induce "Sight Beyond Sight" with the Sword of Omens, and Wilykit mocks Lion-O, making kissy noises.
* NothingIsTheSameAnymore:
** First in the series is the Fall of Thundera where the life Lion-O and the heroes knew was destroyed.
** In "Birth of the Blades" [[spoiler: Mumm-Ra gets the Sword of Plun-Darr. Lion-O tells the other Cats the war has shifted against their favor now.]]
* NowOrNeverKiss: In "The Curse of Ratilla" [[spoiler: between Tygra and Cheetara facing death in the caves of Mount Plun-Darr]]
* NunsAreSpooky: The Clerics are TheVoiceless, introduced with ConLang OminousLatinChanting. During the siege, they are likewise silent and efficient.
* OffhandBackhand: Tygra to one of the slave buyers in Berbils.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: "Old Friends" shows Panthro and Grune being chased by a giant monster. Cut to them eating heartily as a giant piece of meat cooks on a spit, and its severed head sits nearby.
* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: Where do they get all those wonderful toys?
** It looks like all the high-tech lizard toys came from [[spoiler: Mumm-Ra's pyramid, once he was released. Panthro also presumably found the Thundertank in the depths of the pyramid, but where he got his knowledge of engineering and mechanics is anyone's guess.]]
* OhCrap:
** In "Omens Part 2," there are several consecutive examples. Grune gets one when Claudus reminds him of [[spoiler:Jaga's clerics.]] and again when Claudus goes after him in order to get to [[spoiler:his friend Panthro]] It wasn't worth it.
** There's also the Cats' ''en masse'' OhCrap when the Lizards [[spoiler: launch missiles at Thundera]] The Cats don't even think these things exist! The real life equivalent would be someone launching a fireball from their hands.[[spoiler: which Mumm-Ra ''[[KameHameHadouken promptly does]]''. And speaking of]]
** The moment Jaga sees Mumm-Ra. The CoolOldGuy is visibly trembling and sweating.
--->'''Jaga:''' The day I have always feared has finally arrived.
** Lion-O when he sees [[spoiler:Pumyra give Mumm-Ra the Tech Stone, then kiss his hand while calling him "master"]].
* OminousLatinChanting: A pseudolatin ConLang, during Lion-O's RiteOfPassage and Mumm-Ra's reveals
* OncePerEpisode: Lion-O has to find himself in a sticky situation and mutter "[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Whiskers]]" every episode, often directly before a commercial break.
** In "Trials of Lion-O Part 2," with Lion-O temporarily dead, Tygra says it instead.
* OneHitKill:
** In "Omens Part 2" Mumm-Ra pulls off an impressive one with a KamehameHadouken, devastating the Clerics.
** In "Old Friends" Grune and Panthro fast-track themselves to Captaincy by using a catapult to kill Lizards massing on Claudus.
* OneWomanWail: Marks when Lion-O notices a Petalar dying as they travel through the Briar Woods.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: The Eye of Thundera, the stone ''in the sword'' judges the worth of the candidate in a RiteOfPassage meant to test if a candidate can see visions within it. The Sword of Omens is itself generally enchanted against "being touched by the hands of evil," much to Mumm-Ra's consternation.
* TheOnlyWayTheyWillLearn: The Drifter keeps telling and showing Lion-O what he ought to do about or against the Duelist (as much as an [[EccentricMentor eccentric]] [[TricksterMentor trickster]] is able), but when it doesn't sink in, he relents and helps Lion-O by facilitating a rematch.
* OpeningMonologue: One begins the series. Narrated by Jaga over an EpicTrackingShot of Thundera, it describes a GoldenAge, when Thundera's [[TheEmpire empire]] was at its height, but ultimately doomed. It's also ''full'' of {{Half Truth}}s.
* OrchestralVersion: The classic theme tune now gets as much sweeping grandiosity as can be crammed into ''[[TruncatedThemeTune ten seconds]].'' Which is a ''lot'', surprisingly.
* TheOrder: In addition to being a ChurchMilitant PraetorianGuard, the Clerics are also members of an AncientTradition that receives the mysteries surrounding the Book of Omens.
* OutOfFocus: Panthro received a spotlight episode with "Old Friends" but other supporting [=ThunderCats=] have yet to get ADayInTheLimelight.
** Cheetara (and to a lesser degree Tygra) gets one in "Into the Astral Plane". Tygra has some more focus relating to his sibling rivalry in the following episode.
** Tygra gets more focus in "Native Son," where we finally learn of his birth clan, and how he came to be adopted by Claudius.
** In "Survival of the Fittest," we learn about the Thunderkittens' past before they became street urchins.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Most of Thundera's opinion about technology, which is fundamentally an ''aspect'' of their religion. It's dismissed as fairytales for cubs, and Lion-O is seen as immature and crazy for pursuing it. Then the [[SubvertedTrope Lizards invade]].

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!!!''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* JailBake: [[spoiler:How Lion-O and Tygra escape their cell when LockedInTheDungeon, via a key in some soup, placed by a Lizard mook whose life they had saved earlier.]]
* JustAMachine: The Soul Sever considers the little insectoid robot Flicker to be nothing but a bunch of wires and circuits without a soul. [[spoiler:Flicker's HeroicSacrifice at the end makes the Soul Sever wonder whether it's more complicated than that.]]
* KingOfBeasts: The royal bloodline and chain of succession belong to the Lions, something that Tygra is plainly jealous of, and Grune takes issue with.
* TheKingdom: How the OpeningMonologue generously describes Thundera... but the reality is rather [[TheEmpire different]].
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] by Grune, attempting to convince Claudus to surrender because he's outmanned and literally outgunned.
* LadyAndKnight: GenderInverted, with Lion-O as the Bright Lord [[TheChampion championed]] by his White Knight, Cheetara.
* LandOfOneCity: Thundera seems to function as a city-state
* TheLastDance[=/=]LikeYouWereDying: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] by Lion-O in a RousingSpeech, based on a [[HonorBeforeReason cultural]] misinterpretation of his friend Emrick's [[AnAesop Aesop]], that ItsTheJourneyThatCounts.
* LastGraspAtLife: In "Journey To The Tower of Omens" Panthro finds his friends reaching through a grating this way to escape a DrowningPit.
* LastSecondWordSwap: Done for dramatic effect in Episode 17. [[spoiler: In the flashback sequence for Tygra's childhood, Lion-O had yet to be conceived when Tygra was adopted into the Thunderan royal family. As a child, the queen would call Tygra her "handsome, little prince." However, upon telling Tygra of Lion-O's upcoming birth, she uncomfortably swaps out "prince" with "darling" when she's about to address him as such again, realizing that Tygra would no longer be first in line for the throne with Lion-O as their first-born heir.]]
* LastStand: Lion-O's RousingSpeech in "Song of the Petalars" leads the [=ThunderCats=] into a terribly one-sided battle that results in their announcing ItHasBeenAnHonor and needing rescue by a DeusExMachina.
* LawOfInverseFertility: In "Native Son" a {{flashback}} reveals that the king and queen of Thundera tried to have a child for years. It got so bad that the queen worried she might be infertile. Their concerns were put to rest when baby Tygra literally flew into their lives [[MosesInTheBullrushes in a balloon]]. So of course just when the royal couple have gotten comfortable with Tygra inheriting the throne as crown prince, the queen became pregnant. [[spoiler:Then she died in childbirth, so little Tygra lost his mother and the throne in one night.]]
* LawOfInverseRecoil: Averted for comedy in "Between Brothers", where Wilykat uses a discarded Lizard {{BFG}} on a HumongousMecha. Three Lizards see him struggling with it and try to sneak up on him, only for the recoil to launch him backwards into them, knocking them out.
* LeaningOnTheFurniture: Tygra is introduced this way, leaning casually on the arm of his throne.
* LectureAsExposition: During Lion-O's RiteOfPassage, his father bellows a ritualized oral history of Thundera at him while taking swings with the Sword of Omens. Lion-O's stuck with a practice sword.
* LeeroyJenkins: Lion-O starts off following this mentality, but he eventually learns the value of thinking ahead and using stealth.
** The "sneak up on the enemy so we can take them by surprise" plan in "Into the Astral Plane" was working perfectly, until Wilykit drew everyone's attention by jumping up and yelling at the bad guys for threatening Ahburn.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The series has one based on the theme from the original show, along with [[http://tv.ign.com/articles/118/1182312p1.html several]] for characters like Lion-O, Cheetara, the Thunderkittens, Mumm-Ra and the Thundertank.
* LieToTheBeholder: A DisguisedHostageGambit is performed this way [[spoiler:by Mumm-Ra while appearing as Panthro]].
* LightIsNotGood: From the instant Lion-O leaves the upper-city's bright streets and the camera drops to the slums, the viewer knows something's rotten in Thundera
* LikeCannotCutLike: In "The Duelist and the Drifter" Lion-O fights a duel with an interim sword crafted by the same blacksmith who made his opponent's blade. [[spoiler:It ''[[SubvertedTrope breaks]]'', since it took years to make the latter and an afternoon for the former.]]
* LikeThatShowButWithMecha: The original show from the 80's with a hero who's not a ManChild, ScienceFantasy leanings, AnimeEsque animation, and yes, giant robots.
* {{Lilliputians}}: The tiny Petalars.
* LimitedWardrobe: [[PlayingWithATrope Played With]]. The cast wear the same outfits on consecutive days, but some get organic changes (Grune has an EvilCostumeSwitch, Lion-O and Tygra armor up, Wilykat and Kit steal clothes to replace beggars' rags). WalkingTheEarth and uniforms justify the cast's fixed outfits, but doesn't explain why younger versions wear identical clothes in {{Flashback}}.
* [[LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy Lions and Tigers and Aliens... Oh, My!]]: In "The Duelist and The Drifter" dozens of species of ''Non''-Animal sentients are revealed in the crowds of the [[AdventureTowns Swordsmans' Town]]. To Lion-O, it's an UnusuallyUninterestingSight. To the viewer, its akin to stumbling into Mos Eisley Cantina.
* LizardFolk[=/=]TheReptilians: Slithe and all the Lizards.
* LockAndKeyPuzzle: In a TempleOfDoom, the [=ThunderCats=] are faced with this, and [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles hundreds of hanging keys]]. While standing over a [[SpikesOfDoom spike pit]]. Surely nothing will happen if they try the wrong key.
* LockedInTheDungeon: Lion-O and Tygra end up in the castle dungeons during TheSiege, only to encounter a Lizard they saved from an AngryMob.
* LonelyFuneral: Claudus' VikingFuneral has three people and a pet in attendance.
* ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway: The setting is both this and ConstructedWorld, thanks to SciFi[=/=]Fantasy genrebending.
* LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair: The ultimate fate of hubristic Thundera, driven home by the sight of the castle's Sphinx decapitated, and Claudus' monument reduced to a pair of broken feet.
* LoopholeAbuse:[[spoiler: In Lion-O's trial for his life, he had to face against Spirit!Panthro and get him out of a circle. Near the end of his time, he has a EurekaMoment when he realizes as King and Panthro his General, he can order Panthro out. It works.]]
* [[spoiler:LostColony: The {{Precursors}} to the all the sentient Animals of Third Earth are refugees of a command carrier crash.]]
* LostTechnology: To the point that many Thunderians believe technology to be a [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions fairy tale for cubs]]. Lion-O believes otherwise... and the Lizards know so, much to the woe of Thundera.
* TheLostWoods:
** In "Song of the Petalars" the Briar Woods is this for the [[{{Lilliputians}} Lilliputian]] Petalars, who have been trapped for generations after a cataclysm swept them away from their home.
** "The Forest of Magi Oar" is a magical but hazardous place, inhabited by various discontentented, hostile {{Nature Spirit}}s.
* LoveBubbles: Well, Love Lens Flare. Lion-O sees one around Pumyra in "Recipe for Disaster."
* LovePotion: Lion-O buys one [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Ponzi, a snake-oil salesman]]. It's taken by [[spoiler:Tygra, making him love any and everything he sees. Including Mumm-Ra in a dinosaur body.]]
* LoyalPhlebotinum: Only Lion-O appears able to utilize the Sword of Omens' "Sight Beyond Sight" Though others may take custody of the blade, it's enchanted against "being touched by the hands of evil," which appears to be a failsafe against Mumm-Ra's using it.
* MacGuffin: The Book of Omens
* MacGuffinDeliveryService: A ''very'' rare [[InvertedTrope Inversion]]. Captain Tygus goes to great lengths to obtain the Warstone for his commander, only to have it snatched away [[spoiler: by Leo and Panthera.]] Thanks, Tygus.
* MacrossMissileMassacre:
** The penultimate, shocking SuperWeaponSurprise dealt by the Lizards, and the literal ruination of Thundera.
** Seen again in [[spoiler: Episode 12, "The Forest of Magi Oar", as Lion-O, riding on top of the forest guardian Viragor, dodges explosive paper missiles tossed by Zigg]].
** The new and improved [=ThunderTank=] has this in its arsenal now.
* MadeASlave:
** In "Omens Part 2", the unfortunate fate of the Lizard scavengers who were caught by the Cats. Seems to be [[SlaveRace standard practice]] in Thundera.
** In "Berbils", the Berbils are attacked by slavers, a routine occurance due to their peaceful nature and lack of citywide defenses.
** In "The Curse of Ratilla," we find out that this happened to most of the survivors of the siege on Thundera, including Pumyra. The experience initially left her rather...[[BrokenBird bitter.]]
* MagicFeather: Lion-O's temporary replacement sword, needed to win a duel, is not the perfect talismanic object he first assumes, but simply a vehicle for him to employ newly learned skills, as he's made to realize [[spoiler:when the blade breaks in half while he's pressing his advantage.]]
* MagicKnight: With a strong dash of KungFuWizard to boot. Jaga and his clerics combine combat with sorcery to perform super-feline feats.
* MagicMirror:
** The Sword of Omens functions this way when paired with the CrystalBall mechanism of the Eye of Thundera, with visions visible in the BladeReflection.
** Mumm-Ra has a scrying pool within his FuturisticPyramid.
* TheMagicVersusTechnologyWar: So the Cats have a magic sword with a magic stone and some magic clerics, and the Lizards have loads and loads of technological superweapons... ''and'' TheDreaded EvilSorceror who is [[FamedInStory infamous]] as a foe of the Cats, and would really like his magic stone back now. These odds are looking really stacked.
** Later on, the lines get much less clear, as the Thundercats use more and more technology to supplement their magic, and Mumm-Ra focuses more and more on his magic. For example, Tygra chooses to use a blaster, a whip, and a ''cloaking device'' frequently, Panthro has mechanical arms and is ''extrordinarily'' proud of the Thundertank, and several of Lion-O's magic devices appear to be more along the lines of MagiTek than purely magical.
* MagiTek: Some of the LostTechnology fits this, [[spoiler: especially the Book of Omens.]]
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] on the battlefield with Panthro, Grune seems to wait and aim a catapult at Claudus in hopes of killing him while he was fighting Lizards. It's merely a [[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste ploy]] to wipe them out in a OneHitKill and attract Claudus' attention for their valor, but serves as an EstablishingCharacterMoment nonetheless.
* MalevolentArchitecture: "Journey to the Tower of Omens" has a video game-style TempleOfDoom that Thundera's Clerics created to guard the Book of Omens so that no one else would access it. (hence the gratuitous sharp objects) Anyone else would have a hard time not getting ground into hamburger.
** Mount Plun-Darr is definitely the case. Not only is it covered in a near-permanent thunderstorm, not only is it covered in giant red spikes, not only does it have a colossal skeleton covering a good portion of it, but the entire place is cursed so that any who try to find the treasure inside will die.
* ManEatingPlant: The Ramlak, as it appears based partly on a cactus flower.
* ManlyTears:
** In "Song of the Petalars" Lion-O sheds some while grieving a fallen Petalar.
** In "Berbils" ''Panthro'' of all people sheds these after the Berbils fix up his Thundertank.
* MayflyDecemberFriendship: The protagonists came across a group of plant people named the Petalars, which have a lifespan of a day. Lion-O in particular became friends with one petalar called Emrick who goes from a curious child to an Eager Squire to a level-headed warrior to a wise old man all in the span of said day, and while for the Petalars the Thundercats were lifelong friends who were with them in their intergenerational Exodus, for the Thundercats it was a tragically short friendship.
* MeaningfulFuneral:
** During Claudus' VikingFuneral, Wilykit unwittingly provides accompaniment on flute somewhere in Thundera's ruins, while Lion-O carves the royal emblem at the base of his father's destroyed monument and eulogizes him with "Rest now to rise again, father." Tygra adds "May your next life show you peace."
** Petalars may have time to deliver a FinalSpeech, while their people encircle them and form an EtherealChoir.
* MedicineShow: "Recipe for Disaster"
* MedievalStasis: Thundera, which has magical swords and clerics, but really hasn't put much thought into moving beyond your standard ancient siege engines. [[spoiler: This comes back to bite them ''hard'' during the siege in the opening two-parter.]]
* MercifulMinion: [[spoiler:When LockedInTheDungeon, Tygra and Lion-O see that a Lizard they saved from a lynching is serving them soup. Lion-O rants about his betrayal, while the Lizard, head low, mumbles that he's cooked a "[[JailBake special]]" meal]]
* MidSeasonTwist: Episode 7, "Legacy" is when we learn the history of the [=ThunderCats=], the exact nature of their historical conflict with Mumm-Ra, and the game changes. They don't just need the Sword and Book of Omens, now they need to unite the Animals and find ''three'' other mystical stones.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Everyone seems to get one.
** Cheetara gets a magic extendy-rod
** Lion-O gets a new Magic Rock
** Kit and Kat get hover boards and a BagOfHolding.
** Panthro gets [[spoiler:robot arms]]
** [[spoiler: The Thundertank gets twice as big and even more firepower.]]
*** [[spoiler: And ''again'' after it gets converted into the Feliner.]]
** Tygra gets [[spoiler:[[AncestralWeapon a new whip]]]]
* MightMakesRight: What many characters, good and bad, seem to believe, including most of Thundera, save for Lion-O who opposes this ideology. The series [[DeconstructedTrope tries to deconstruct this]] by showing how this sort of philosophy ultimately creates long lasting grudges and causes more problems than solves them. Thundera is destroyed primarily because of this, and its up to Lion-O to change things. This is, of course, Mumm-Ra's way of thinking.
* MirrorMonster: Lion-O's vision in the BladeReflection of the Sword of Omens takes this form, as he sees a sudden, frightening image of Mumm-Ra's red eyes and fanged face.
* MirrorScare: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] Silhouettes playing across the reflective surface of a geode are meant to startle the ''viewer'' after Snarf finishes pulling faces at himself and wanders off.
* [[spoiler:MissileLockOn: Lizards place beeping devices on pillars and Claudus' monument. They're remote homing beacons.]]
* TheMissingFaction: With Thundera's ruination, the Cats are no longer major political players, with Lion-O's tiny group of [=ThunderCats=] more immediately concerned with Mumm-Ra's defeat.
* MixAndMatchCritters:
** Thunderian... "[[HorseOfADifferentColor horses]]" are blue horse-shaped-and-maned cats with bird-like heads and vocalizations.
** HybridMonster the Ramlak appears to be a cross between a sea anemone and a cactus flower that behaves like a GiantSquid.
* MobySchtick: Used in a WholePlotReference episode, recycled in a desert.
* [[spoiler:TheMole: Pumyra]]
* MomentKiller: In "Song of the Petalars" Lion-O and Cheetara sit at a small fire, and she takes his hand to comfort him in his pessimistic depression. Snarf picks that exact moment to fly into Lion-O's lap, who informs him that this had better be ''very'' important! Later in the same episode, the [=ThunderCats=] freak out the Petalars in the middle of a community RiteOfPassage ceremony.
* MonumentalDamage: TheSiege of Thundera leaves Claudus' monument as a pair of feet, and the great Sphinx's head lying smashed by its body.
* MoodWhiplash: At the end of "Between Brothers", [[spoiler: Panthro loses both his hands for throwing Grune in the collapsing Astral Plane.]] Then the scene shifts to a party and Panthro yelling at Snarf for being a nursemaid. Would it hurt to be a slight bit serious?
* {{Mooks}}: The generic Lizards of Slithe's EvilArmy.
** Which causes friction later on. The Lizards are fighting for better living and for revenge against the Cats for years of oppression, but surprising numbers of them simply desert and return home to their families in part because Lion-O's group beats them, but also because Mumm-Ra treats them like mooks. When General Slythe brings this up, Mumm-Ra states flat-out that the lizards ''are'' mooks, and that they need stricter control to prevent rebellions.
* MotivationalKiss: In "Into the Astral Plane," before Lion-O begins his journey, Cheetara gives him a [[AnywhereButTheirLips peck on the cheek]] for luck. Tygra is [[LoveHurts noticeably upset]].
* MotiveRant[=/=]ScrewYouElves: A stockaded Lizard prisoner bristles while giving Lion-O a FreudianExcuse for scavenging the Cats' crops: They have little land and resources of their own, thanks to the Cats' expansionism and strongarming. They scrape by while Thunderians throw lavish feasts.
* MountedCombat: Depicted with Thunderian troops, mounted on [[HorseOfADifferentColor peculiar beasts]].
* MuggingTheMonster: In the slums, some Alley Cats pick exactly the wrong [[KingIncognito Prince Incognito]] to mug.
* MythologyGag:
** The ancient history of the [=ThunderCats=] as related by King Claudus roughly mirrors the plot of the original series. The Lizard's weaponized [[spoiler:giant robots]] evoke those of the original.
** In "Song of the Petalars," a Lizard notes "you can't fight what you can't see," quoting the original's Ninja ''verbatim''.
** In "Old Friends", Panthro tells Lion-O, "You're standing on my samoflange." Shortly thereafter, Tygra asks, "What's a samoflange?" referring to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftU5GfORvH8 infamous]] [[HilariousOuttakes outtakes reel]] from the original series, which includes a similar (but considerably more profane) exchange.
** In "Old Friends," after he proves his mettle, Lion-O asks Panthro if he can drive the Thundertank, only for Panthro to reply with, "Not a chance." Lion-O wasn't allowed to drive it in the original series either.
** In "Journey To the Tower of Omens," Tygus' ship is a redesigned Feliner from the original series.
** In "Berbils," Conquedor shows off a pale blue sabre-toothed cat from Hook Mountain that he captured for the slave auction. This is Snowmeow, the companion and battle steed of Snowman of Hook Mountain from the original series.
** In "Berbils", Lion-O completely messes up trying to say "berbil" the same way he did in the original series.
** In "The Trials of Lion-O" [[spoiler:near-death Lion-O faces against images of the [=ThunderCats=] to prove his worthiness much like he had to in the original series' Anointment Arc.]]
** Mount Plun-Darr is very reminiscent of Castle Plun-Darr from the original series, tall and menacing with a giant winged creature.
** In "The Forever Bag", the password to enter the bag is "Rankin-Bass!" Rankin-Bass is the animation studio that distributed the original series from 1985.
** In "Recipe for Disaster," Ponzi is a Wolo, one of the friendly races of natives on Third Earth in the original series. Also, Tygra's behavior after drinking the love potion is reminiscent of his 80's counterpart's reputation for falling victim to various mind-altering substances.
* NamedWeapons:
** The Sword of Omens, as well as [[spoiler:the Sword of Plun-Darr.]]
** "The Duelist and the Drifter" has many swordsmen who brag about the names and histories of their swords, the most relevant being the Duelist's current best blade, the Sword of Hattanzo.
** Ratar-O wields the Rat Eye Daggers, though they aren't named within the show.
* NamelessNarrative: In-story, The Drifter tells Lion-O a tale of the Duelist's best sword, giving the characters in it no names, but only descriptors. "The Duelist and the Drifter" is itself an {{homage}} to these types of narratives in the {{Western}} genre, with its careful avoidance and obscurance of proper names for people, places and things.
* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: One room in a TempleOfDoom has a doorway with a {{Booby Trap}}ped LockAndKeyPuzzle, and hundreds of hanging keys to choose from.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistfight: ...because Lion-O and Snarf can knock muggers flat with the power of fists and annoyance.
* NeverSayDie: Averted to the point where one starts to suspect overcompensation.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Lion-O tends to do this. A LOT. Most notably in episode ten.
* NightVisionGoggles: Sported by some of the Lizard NocturnalMooks.
* NoIAmBehindYou: A trick dodge the Drifter illustrates on Lion-O, which Lion-O later employs on the Duelist.
* NoOntologicalInertia: In "Journey To The Tower of Omens" a tower crumbles and collapses when Captain Tygus steals its power source, [[spoiler:the Warstone, alias the Eye of Thundera]].
* NoThemeTune[=/=]ThemeMusicWithholding: The ten-second ThemeTune and TitleOnlyOpening was omitted from the hour-long premiere of "Omens" parts 1 and 2, debuting with "Ramlak Rising."
* NotNowKiddo: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Rather than dismissing Lion-O, Jaga is attempting to ''indulge'' him, allowing Lion-O to get back to a party and cheer himself up. Problem is, unbeknownst to either of them, Lion-O's information is very time-sensitive.
* NotSoDifferent:
** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] In "Legacy," though Leo's Commander notes the other Animals "...hate you, as much as they do me," Leo is actively working to change that, right under his nose.
** In "The Duelist and the Drifter" Lion-O learns that the former wielder of the Duelist's sword was just as HotBlooded as him, not as a compliment, but a ''[[InvertedTrope warning]]''.
** Lion-O acknowledges that [[spoiler:taking the Tech Stone of the Avistians thus causing the destruction of the city]] would make him very similar to Mumm-Ra and so chooses to avert this problem.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Cheetara is using a HandsOnApproach to help Lion-O induce "Sight Beyond Sight" with the Sword of Omens, and Wilykit mocks Lion-O, making kissy noises.
* NothingIsTheSameAnymore:
** First in the series is the Fall of Thundera where the life Lion-O and the heroes knew was destroyed.
** In "Birth of the Blades" [[spoiler: Mumm-Ra gets the Sword of Plun-Darr. Lion-O tells the other Cats the war has shifted against their favor now.]]
* NowOrNeverKiss: In "The Curse of Ratilla" [[spoiler: between Tygra and Cheetara facing death in the caves of Mount Plun-Darr]]
* NunsAreSpooky: The Clerics are TheVoiceless, introduced with ConLang OminousLatinChanting. During the siege, they are likewise silent and efficient.
* OffhandBackhand: Tygra to one of the slave buyers in Berbils.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: "Old Friends" shows Panthro and Grune being chased by a giant monster. Cut to them eating heartily as a giant piece of meat cooks on a spit, and its severed head sits nearby.
* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: Where do they get all those wonderful toys?
** It looks like all the high-tech lizard toys came from [[spoiler: Mumm-Ra's pyramid, once he was released. Panthro also presumably found the Thundertank in the depths of the pyramid, but where he got his knowledge of engineering and mechanics is anyone's guess.]]
* OhCrap:
** In "Omens Part 2," there are several consecutive examples. Grune gets one when Claudus reminds him of [[spoiler:Jaga's clerics.]] and again when Claudus goes after him in order to get to [[spoiler:his friend Panthro]] It wasn't worth it.
** There's also the Cats' ''en masse'' OhCrap when the Lizards [[spoiler: launch missiles at Thundera]] The Cats don't even think these things exist! The real life equivalent would be someone launching a fireball from their hands.[[spoiler: which Mumm-Ra ''[[KameHameHadouken promptly does]]''. And speaking of]]
** The moment Jaga sees Mumm-Ra. The CoolOldGuy is visibly trembling and sweating.
--->'''Jaga:''' The day I have always feared has finally arrived.
** Lion-O when he sees [[spoiler:Pumyra give Mumm-Ra the Tech Stone, then kiss his hand while calling him "master"]].
* OminousLatinChanting: A pseudolatin ConLang, during Lion-O's RiteOfPassage and Mumm-Ra's reveals
* OncePerEpisode: Lion-O has to find himself in a sticky situation and mutter "[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Whiskers]]" every episode, often directly before a commercial break.
** In "Trials of Lion-O Part 2," with Lion-O temporarily dead, Tygra says it instead.
* OneHitKill:
** In "Omens Part 2" Mumm-Ra pulls off an impressive one with a KamehameHadouken, devastating the Clerics.
** In "Old Friends" Grune and Panthro fast-track themselves to Captaincy by using a catapult to kill Lizards massing on Claudus.
* OneWomanWail: Marks when Lion-O notices a Petalar dying as they travel through the Briar Woods.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: The Eye of Thundera, the stone ''in the sword'' judges the worth of the candidate in a RiteOfPassage meant to test if a candidate can see visions within it. The Sword of Omens is itself generally enchanted against "being touched by the hands of evil," much to Mumm-Ra's consternation.
* TheOnlyWayTheyWillLearn: The Drifter keeps telling and showing Lion-O what he ought to do about or against the Duelist (as much as an [[EccentricMentor eccentric]] [[TricksterMentor trickster]] is able), but when it doesn't sink in, he relents and helps Lion-O by facilitating a rematch.
* OpeningMonologue: One begins the series. Narrated by Jaga over an EpicTrackingShot of Thundera, it describes a GoldenAge, when Thundera's [[TheEmpire empire]] was at its height, but ultimately doomed. It's also ''full'' of {{Half Truth}}s.
* OrchestralVersion: The classic theme tune now gets as much sweeping grandiosity as can be crammed into ''[[TruncatedThemeTune ten seconds]].'' Which is a ''lot'', surprisingly.
* TheOrder: In addition to being a ChurchMilitant PraetorianGuard, the Clerics are also members of an AncientTradition that receives the mysteries surrounding the Book of Omens.
* OutOfFocus: Panthro received a spotlight episode with "Old Friends" but other supporting [=ThunderCats=] have yet to get ADayInTheLimelight.
** Cheetara (and to a lesser degree Tygra) gets one in "Into the Astral Plane". Tygra has some more focus relating to his sibling rivalry in the following episode.
** Tygra gets more focus in "Native Son," where we finally learn of his birth clan, and how he came to be adopted by Claudius.
** In "Survival of the Fittest," we learn about the Thunderkittens' past before they became street urchins.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Most of Thundera's opinion about technology, which is fundamentally an ''aspect'' of their religion. It's dismissed as fairytales for cubs, and Lion-O is seen as immature and crazy for pursuing it. Then the [[SubvertedTrope Lizards invade]].

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* LikeThatShowButWithMecha: The original show from the 80's with a hero who's not a ManChild, ScienceFantasy leanings, AnimeEsque animation, and yes, giant robots.
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* MayflyDecemberFriendship: The protagonists came across a group of plant people named the Petalars, which have a lifespan of a day. Lion-O in particular became friends with one petalar called Emrick who goes from a curious child to an Eager Squire to a level-headed warrior to a wise old man all in the span of said day, and while for the Petalars the Thundercats were lifelong friends who were with them in their intergenerational Exodus, for the Thundercats it was a tragically short friendship.
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** Later on, the lines get much less clear, as the Thundercats use more and more technology to supplement their magic, and Mumm-Ra focuses more and more on his magic. For example, Tygra chooses to use a blaster, a whip, and a ''cloaking device'' frequently, Panthro has mechanical arms and is ''extrordinarily'' proud of the Thundertank, and several of Lion-O's magic devices appear to be more along the lines of MagiTek than purely magical.



** Mount Plun-Darr is definitely the case. Not only is it covered in a near-permanent thunderstorm, not only is it covered in giant red spikes, not only does it have a colossal skeleton covering a good portion of it, but the entire place is cursed so that any who try to find the treasure inside will die.



* MedievalStasis: Thundera, which has magical swords and clerics, but really hasn't put much thought into moving beyond your standard ancient siege engines.

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* MedievalStasis: Thundera, which has magical swords and clerics, but really hasn't put much thought into moving beyond your standard ancient siege engines. [[spoiler: This comes back to bite them ''hard'' during the siege in the opening two-parter.]]


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** Which causes friction later on. The Lizards are fighting for better living and for revenge against the Cats for years of oppression, but surprising numbers of them simply desert and return home to their families in part because Lion-O's group beats them, but also because Mumm-Ra treats them like mooks. When General Slythe brings this up, Mumm-Ra states flat-out that the lizards ''are'' mooks, and that they need stricter control to prevent rebellions.
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!!!''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' provides examples of the following tropes:



* LastStand: Lion-O's RousingSpeech in "Song of the Petalars" leads the Thundercats into a terribly one-sided battle that results in their announcing ItHasBeenAnHonor and needing rescue by a DeusExMachina.

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* LastStand: Lion-O's RousingSpeech in "Song of the Petalars" leads the Thundercats [=ThunderCats=] into a terribly one-sided battle that results in their announcing ItHasBeenAnHonor and needing rescue by a DeusExMachina.



* LockAndKeyPuzzle: In a TempleOfDoom, the Thundercats are faced with this, and [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles hundreds of hanging keys]]. While standing over a [[SpikesOfDoom spike pit]]. Surely nothing will happen if they try the wrong key.

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* LockAndKeyPuzzle: In a TempleOfDoom, the Thundercats [=ThunderCats=] are faced with this, and [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles hundreds of hanging keys]]. While standing over a [[SpikesOfDoom spike pit]]. Surely nothing will happen if they try the wrong key.



* MidSeasonTwist: Episode 7, "Legacy" is when we learn the history of the Thundercats, the exact nature of their historical conflict with Mumm-Ra, and the game changes. They don't just need the Sword and Book of Omens, now they need to unite the Animals and find ''three'' other mystical stones.

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* MidSeasonTwist: Episode 7, "Legacy" is when we learn the history of the Thundercats, [=ThunderCats=], the exact nature of their historical conflict with Mumm-Ra, and the game changes. They don't just need the Sword and Book of Omens, now they need to unite the Animals and find ''three'' other mystical stones.



* TheMissingFaction: With Thundera's ruination, the Cats are no longer major political players, with Lion-O's tiny group of Thundercats more immediately concerned with Mumm-Ra's defeat.

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* TheMissingFaction: With Thundera's ruination, the Cats are no longer major political players, with Lion-O's tiny group of Thundercats [=ThunderCats=] more immediately concerned with Mumm-Ra's defeat.



* MomentKiller: In "Song of the Petalars" Lion-O and Cheetara sit at a small fire, and she takes his hand to comfort him in his pessimistic depression. Snarf picks that exact moment to fly into Lion-O's lap, who informs him that this had better be ''very'' important! Later in the same episode, the Thundercats freak out the Petalars in the middle of a community RiteOfPassage ceremony.

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* MomentKiller: In "Song of the Petalars" Lion-O and Cheetara sit at a small fire, and she takes his hand to comfort him in his pessimistic depression. Snarf picks that exact moment to fly into Lion-O's lap, who informs him that this had better be ''very'' important! Later in the same episode, the Thundercats [=ThunderCats=] freak out the Petalars in the middle of a community RiteOfPassage ceremony.



** The ancient history of the Thundercats as related by King Claudus roughly mirrors the plot of the original series. The Lizard's weaponized [[spoiler:giant robots]] evoke those of the original.

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** The ancient history of the Thundercats [=ThunderCats=] as related by King Claudus roughly mirrors the plot of the original series. The Lizard's weaponized [[spoiler:giant robots]] evoke those of the original.



** In "The Trials of Lion-O" [[spoiler:near-death Lion-O faces against images of the Thundercats to prove his worthiness much like he had to in the original series' Anointment Arc.]]

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** In "The Trials of Lion-O" [[spoiler:near-death Lion-O faces against images of the Thundercats [=ThunderCats=] to prove his worthiness much like he had to in the original series' Anointment Arc.]]



* OutOfFocus: Panthro received a spotlight episode with "Old Friends" but other supporting Thundercats have yet to get ADayInTheLimelight.

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* OutOfFocus: Panthro received a spotlight episode with "Old Friends" but other supporting Thundercats [=ThunderCats=] have yet to get ADayInTheLimelight.
8th Jul '13 5:04:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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* MidSeasonTwist: Episode 7, "Legacy" is when we learn the history of the Thundercats, the exact nature of their historical conflict with Mumm-Ra, and the game changes. They don't just need the Sword and Book of Omens, now they need to unite the Animals and find ''three'' other mystical stones.
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*NowOrNeverKiss: In "The Curse of Ratilla" [[spoiler: between Tygra and Cheetara facing death in the caves of Mount Plun-Darr]]
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* NunsAreSpooky: The Clerics are TheVoiceless, introduced with ConLang OminousChanting. During the siege, they are likewise silent and efficient.

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* NunsAreSpooky: The Clerics are TheVoiceless, introduced with ConLang OminousChanting.OminousLatinChanting. During the siege, they are likewise silent and efficient.



* OminousChanting: A pseudolatin ConLang, during Lion-O's RiteOfPassage and Mumm-Ra's reveals

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* OminousChanting: OminousLatinChanting: A pseudolatin ConLang, during Lion-O's RiteOfPassage and Mumm-Ra's reveals
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* MonumentalDamage: TheSiege of Thundera leaves Claudus' monument as a pair of feet, and the great Sphinx's head lying smashed by its body.

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* MonumentalDamage: TheSiege of Thundera leaves Claudus' monument as a pair of feet, and the great Sphinx's head lying smashed by its body. body.
* MoodWhiplash: At the end of "Between Brothers", [[spoiler: Panthro loses both his hands for throwing Grune in the collapsing Astral Plane.]] Then the scene shifts to a party and Panthro yelling at Snarf for being a nursemaid. Would it hurt to be a slight bit serious?
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