These are the characters from the original animated series ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats''.

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'''NOTE: Please place tropes related to the 2011 version in the ''Characters/ThunderCats2011'' Character sheet.'''
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!THE THUNDERCATS
!!Lion-O
-> Voiced by Larry Kenny
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Lord of The [=ThunderCats=].
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Tropes associated with Lion-O:
* TheAce: Invoked in a mini-series arc: To officially claim his title of Lord of the [=ThunderCats=], he has to beat each of them in a contest at whatever they're best at. He manages it by cleverness or exploiting a weakness. (For instance, Cheetara can only maintain SuperSpeed over a short distance race, not a marathon.)
* BareYourMidriff: His armour has a conspicuous opening for his abs.
* [[CuriousAsAMonkey Curious As A Kitten]]: Almost as bad as The Thunder Kittens.
* EmpathicWeapon: The Sword of Omens.
* GreenLanternRing: The Sword of Omens again.
* TheHero: Main Good guy.
** IdiotHero: Well, he is very naive due to being a kid in an adult's body.
* TheLeader: First a Type IV; he's only the leader because he's the prince. Later matures into a type II, becoming responsible and taking his role more seriously.
* MagicalIncantation: The Sword of Omens has two.
** "Thunder, Thunder, Thunder...Thunder Cat HO!"
** "Sword Of Omens, give me sight beyond sight!"
* HotBlooded
* PalantirPloy: "Sword Of Omens, give me sight beyond sight!"
* PlotRelevantAgeUp
* RedHeadedHero
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Lion-O is actually the youngest member of the cast. The only reason he looks so old is that his suspension pod broke during the escape from Thundera, causing him to age in his sleep while the others all remained the same. He spends most of the (early) series [[CharacterDevelopment learning to be a mature and responsible leader]].

!!Panthro
-> Voiced by Earle Hyman
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Tropes associated with Panthro:
* BaldOfAwesome[=/=]FurryBaldness
* TheBigGuy: Panthro is a Class V hands down. Not only the physically strongest member of the team, but he also ''built'' every piece of technology the [=ThunderCats=] use, starting with the [[CoolCar Thundertank]].
** Practically spelled out in the first episode, when the Mutants attack:
--->''"Hahaha! If you guys were as mean as you were ugly..." *effortlessly blocks and crushes a Mutant's mace with one hand* "...then maybe you'd be trouble!"''
* EpicFlail: His battle sticks, aka nunchucks, which he could load with tricks like [[BubbleGun high pressure bubbles]]... or compact ''[[KillItWithFire flamethrowers]]'' for a fight.
* GadgeteerGenius: He was able to build the Thundertank using components that he ''[[InsistentTerminology salvaged]]'' from the [=ThunderCats=]' wrecked ship.
* GeniusBruiser
* MrFixit
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: He's afraid of bats, and in one episode admits that he hates spiders, too.

!!Tygra
-> Voiced by Peter Newman
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Tropes associated with Tygra:
* DesignatedVictim: If someone has to get mind-controlled, captured, or otherwise endangered, it's probably going to be him.
* InvisibilityCloak: His whip.
* TheLancer
* MasterOfIllusion: ItOnlyWorksOnce.
* TheSmartGuy
* WeaksauceWeakness: Early on, he couldn't swim unless he was invisible (ironically, tigers are one of the few cats who ''don't'' hate water).
* WhipItGood

!!Cheetara
-> Voiced by Lynne Lipton
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Tropes associated with Cheetara:
* ActionGirl
* BlessedWithSuck: She specifically calls her sixth sense a curse, as using it tends to nearly kill her.
* TheChick: Although she can definitely hold her own in combat.
* FragileSpeedster
* PsychicPowers
* SimpleStaff
* SuperSpeed
* TeamMom

!!The Thunder Kittens: [=WilyKat=] & [=WilyKit=]
-> [=WilyKat=] voiced by Peter Newman, [=WilyKit=] voiced by Lynne Lipton
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Tropes associated with the Thunder Kittens:
* {{Bratty Half Pint}}s: Frequently.
* [[CuriousAsAMonkey Curious as a Kitten]]: Ancient tombs, DeathTrap-filled towers, spooky caves, whatever. If it's ominous and likely to be dangerous, they're going to poke around in it.
* GenkiGirl: Wilykit
* IdiotBall: The plot would occasionally get started because they decided it'd be fun to, say, open up an ancient tomb or "borrow" the others' weapons without permission.
* {{Keet}}: Wilykat
* ParentalAbandonment: No explanation is ever given for who the twins' parents were or what happened to them.
* SiblingSenioritySquabble: In the Wildstorm comics, at least. Wilykat does ''not'' like being called "Little Brother."
* [[SheIsAllGrownUp They Are All Grown Up]]: In the comic miniseries ''[=ThunderCats=]: The Return''. Puberty was very good to them. (Also FetishFuel.)
* {{Tagalong Kid}}s
* {{Tricksters}}: Most of their weapons and tactics rely on misdirection, blinding opponents, etc.
** TricksterTwins

!!Snarf (AKA [[spoiler: Osbert]])
-> Voiced by Bob [=McFadden=]
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Tropes associated with Snarf:
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Snarf hates his real name and berates Snarfer any time he uses it.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: He is immune to most forms of mind control and possession. Jaga explains that [[AlwaysLawfulGood his species is incapable of having evil in their hearts.]]
* LovableCoward
* PokemonSpeak (since he doesn't use his real name)
* TeamPet

!!Jaga
-> Voiced by Earl Hammond
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Tropes associated with Jaga:
* BadassGrandpa
* BigDamnHeroes: As a ghost, he saved the day because he was the only character who could hit Grune The Destroyer.
* {{Cincinnatus}}: Lion-O's father was blinded in a battle against the Mutants, so he turned power over to Jaga until Lion-O would be ready to claim the title of Lord of the [=ThunderCats=].
* CoolOldGuy
* HeroesPreferSwords: If not the Sword of Omens then a regular long sword.
* TheMentor[=/=]TheObiWan
* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* SpiritAdvisor

!!Lynx-O
-> Voiced by Doug Preis
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Tropes associated with Lynx-O:
* BadassGrandpa
* BareFistedMonk
* CoolOldGuy
* DisabilitySuperpower: He seems to have a radar sense similar to DareDevil
* EyesAlwaysShut: Due to blindness via burned eyes.
* HandicappedBadAss: Despite being blind, he fights (and often wins) without a weapon and he can even fly a plane using a special board and his radar sense!
* PressurePoint: Part of his fighting style.
* TeamDad: Due to being the oldest. Moreso with Pumyra and Bengali than with the rest of the Cats.

!!Pumyra
-> Voiced by Gerrianne Raphael
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Tropes associated with Pumyra:

* AffirmativeActionGirl
* AnimalEyes: Subverted, she's the only Thundercat with round, human-like pupils
* TheChick: Even more than Cheetarah
* InASingleBound
* TheMedic
* OutOfFocus: She appears in the fewest number of episodes and disappeared almost completely near the end.
* SkunkStripe
* TechnicalPacifist
* WeaponOfChoice: A sling, possibly combined with WhipItGood.

!!Bengali
-> Voiced by Peter Newman
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Tropes associated with Bengali:
* TheBlacksmith: He's one of the few individuals capable of repairing the Sword of Omens.
* DropTheHammer
* HotBlooded: After Lion-O spends the first half of the series learning to keep a cool head.
* UnrelatedBrothers: He and Tygra often refer to each other as brothers, probably because they are both tiger-based Thundarians.

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!ALLIES
!!Hachiman
-> Voiced by Peter Newman
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Tropes associated with Hachiman:
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: As Monkian describes, "Did you see that!? He chopped through solid stone!"
* EmpathicWeapon: His katana, "Thundercutter," which will not come out of its scabbard if Hachiman tries to use it to perform an act of evil (like say, any order by Mumm-Ra).
* [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai Everything's Better With Samurai]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Oh sure, just keep hacking away at the narrow bridge over the near-BottomlessPit you and Lion-O are both standing on until he agrees to backtrack and let you pass. You might both fall to your death, but at least you'll maintain your pride as a samurai! (Not that [[HotBlooded Lion-O]] was behaving any better at the time, mind you.)
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Come on, he was fooled by Mumm-Ra twice even though he wasn't using any disguises or anything.
* KatanasAreJustBetter

!!Queen Willa
-> Voiced by Lynne Lipton
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Queen of the [[AmazonBrigade Warrior Maidens]].
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Tropes associated with Queen Willa:
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Like the rest of the Warrior Maidens, she goes barefoot.
* ThePowerOfActing: She was once able to trick the bad guys into thinking she had gone over to TheDarkSide, so she could surprise them. It was quite convincing.

!!Nayda
-> Voiced by Lynne Lipton
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Queen Willa's younger sister.
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Tropes associated with Nayda:
* DoesNotLikeShoes

!!Snowman of Hook Mountain
-> Voiced by Earl Hammond
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Tropes associated with Snowman:

* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti
* CoolHorse: Snowmeow, a huge cat who serves as Snowman's mount.
* AnIcePerson: He can create weapons out of ice.

!!Mandora the Evil-Chaser
-> Voiced by Lynne Lipton
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Tropes associated with Mandora:
* SpacePolice
* SuperCop

!!Dr. Dometone
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Tropes associated with Dr. Dometone:
* BaldOfAwesome
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Between him and Wilykit.
* TheProfessor

!!Mumm-Rana
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Tropes associated with Mumm-Rana:
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: "Ancient Spirits of Goodness, transform this gentle form to Mumm-Rana, the Ever Good."
* DistaffCounterpart: To Mumm-Ra.
* LightIsGood
* AmuletOfDependency
* WeakWilled

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!ENEMIES
!!Mumm-Ra
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Tropes associated with Mumm-Ra:
* AchillesHeel: He can only leave his sarcophagus for 24 hours at a time.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: "As long as evil exists, ''Mumm-Ra lives!''"
* BadBoss
* BigBad
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: (Villain variant) "Ancient Spirits of Evil, transform this decayed form into Mumm-Ra, the Ever... LIVING!!!"
** UpToEleven with "Ancient Spirits of Evil, transform Mumm-Ra, the Ever Living into Mumm-Ra, the All... POWERFUL!!!"
* CardCarryingVillain: As glaring an example as they come, even by Eighties cartoon standards.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* EvilLaugh
* EvilPlan
* EvilSorcerer
* LargeHam
* LetsYouAndHimFight: Invokes this a lot.
* MasterOfDisguise: Most of his plots involve disguising himself as an innocent or an ally and luring the [=ThunderCats=] into a trap.
* {{Mummy}}
* OneWingedAngel: By invoking the Ancient Spirits of Evil, he can assume the form of Mumm-Ra the Everliving, which is far more physically adept than Mumm-Ra is. He also turns into an even-more powerful version called Mumm-Ra the Allpowerful in one episode.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Spends most of his time lurking in his tomb in his pyramid. Justified because he can only survive outside of his coffin for 24 hours and he needs to keep the chamber where he invokes the Ancient Spirits of Evil protected, lest someone steal their power from him.
* OurLichesAreDifferent: He looks more like a mummy and can transform into more life-like super-powered form
* PetTheDog: Toward his actual pet dog, Maa-Mutt.
* PalantirPloy: His pool can show images at any location.
* TimeAbyss: "I remember when this was first Earth."
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WeaksauceWeakness: His own reflection.

!!Grune The Destroyer
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Tropes associated with Grune:
* CarryABigStick
* FaceHeelTurn: In the backstory.
* FashionableAsymmetry: He's initially recognized by virtue of only possessing one saber tooth.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Even compared to the other [[TheObiWan major ghost]] in the series--he can manipulate people and physical objects like a poltergeist, he isn't tinted blue, and he's able to wield a mace made of [[KryptoniteFactor thundranium]] like it was nothing.
* SealedEvilInACan

!!Safari Joe
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Tropes associated with Safari Joe:
* BadassMustache
* BaldOfEvil
* {{BFG}}
* CatchPhrase: "Safari Joe does it again!"
* DirtyCoward: When he is cornered and disarmed.
* EgomaniacHunter
* HighClassGlass: He has a monocle, after all.
* LargeHam: Memorably!

!!The Demolisher
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Tropes associated with The Demolisher:
* BloodKnight: The only thing that gives his life meaning is battle.
* CombatPragmatist
* JerkAss

!!Mongor
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Tropes associated with Mongor:
* EmotionEater: Fear makes him stronger and enlarges him to the size of a titan.
* MindOverMatter
* NighInvulnerable: He takes a ''laser blast'' without flinching.
* PlayingWithFire
* SealedEvilInACan
* SinisterScythe

!!The Driller
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Tropes associated with The Driller:
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* PunchClockVillain: He works for anyone who can provide the diamonds he needs to keep his drills sharpened.
* ThisIsADrill

!!Ta-She
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Tropes associated with Ta-She:
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: She was an Egyptian queen.
* HypnoticEyes: Only women and Mumm-Ra are immune to her all-consuming beauty.
* SealedEvilInACan: Or a "time-warp prison", to be exact.
* TheVamp

!The Mutants of Plun-Darr
!!Ssslithe
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Tropes associated with Ssslithe:
* BigBad --> TheDragon: Early on, he was the BigBad if the mutants were the main enemy that episode. Eventually he became DragonWithAnAgenda to Ratar-O.
* SnakeTalk
* VerbalTic: "Yessss?"
* OnlySaneMan: The other mutants are often ''idiots'', and Ssslithe frequently shows immense frustration with them.

!!Jackal Man
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Tropes associated with Jackal Man:
* DirtyCoward
* TheDragon --> DarkChick: Early on he was Ssslithe's go-to-guy (if an extremely crappy one). By the time Ratar-O showed up he'd become The DarkChick.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys - Along with Monkian

!!Monkian
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Tropes associated with Monkian:
* BeastMan
* TheBrute
* DealWithTheDevil: Made one with Mumm-Ra in "Monkian's Bargain". Note to self: ''Always'' read the fine print.
* FaceDesignShield: That shoots fire balls.
* KillerSpaceMonkey
* ManiacMonkeys
* VillainousBreakdown: In "Monkian's Bargain".
-->[[spoiler: '''Monkian''': [[BigNo NO!!!]] Let me go!]]

!!Vulture Man
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Tropes associated with Vulture Man:
* EvilGenius[=/=]GadgeteerGenius
* RememberTheNewGuy: Literally appeared out of nowhere a few episodes into the series as another mutant.
* TheStarscream: Every plot with Vultureman involved him trying to wrest control of the Mutants from Ssslithe.
* UltimateJobSecurity: Despite '''obviously''' being a traitor, Ssslithe almost never kicks him out for it. Of course, considering [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Mutant culture]], maybe treachery is expected.

!!Ratar-O
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Tropes associated with Ratar-O:
* BigBad
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: He steals command of the Mutants from Ssslithe, much to the latter's consternation, and starts running the gang like a DrillSergeantNasty. The only problem? Under Ratar-O the Mutants actually start ''winning''.

!The Berzerkers
* [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Cyborg]] [[HornyVikings Vikings]]: In their episode debut, Hammerhead leads a band of BadassNormal vikings.

!!Cruncher
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Tropes associated with Cruncher:
* BeardOfEvil
* TheBigGuy
* DumbMuscle
* NiceHat

!!Hammerhand
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Tropes associated with Hammerhand:
* AxCrazy
* BeardOfEvil
* KilledOffForReal: And was brought back by Mumm-Ra.
* NiceHat
* PowerFist

!!Ram Bam
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Tropes associated with Ram Bam:
* BeardOfEvil
* LightningBruiser
* NiceHat

!!Top Spinner
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Tropes associated with Top Spinner:
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning
* FashionableAsymmetry: One side of his helmet has a horn, the other doesn't.
* FragileSpeedster
* NiceHat

!The Luna - Taks
!!Luna
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Tropes associated with Luna:
* BadBoss
* SkunkStripe
* SleepModeSize: Most of the time, she looks like a shriveled little imp with hair that wouldn't look out of place on ''JemAndTheHolograms''. Her true form is taller with even bigger hair... and that's about it.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: She looks like her ancestor, also [[NamesTheSame named Luna]].
* WhipItGood

!!Amok
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Tropes associated with Amok:
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: In one episode, he gets {{revenge}} on Luna for pushing him around one too many times.
* ExtremeDoormat
* TheQuietOne
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Luna abandoned him after becoming taller.

!!Chilla
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Tropes associated with Chilla:
* AnIcePerson
* PlayingWithFire: She doesn't use this very often.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Salt. Her body seems to be made of ice.

!!Red Eye
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Tropes associated with Red Eye:
* EyeBeams
* InfraredXrayCamera: Makes invisibility useless against him.
* NightVisionGoggles

!!Alluro
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Tropes associated with Alluro:
* BaldOfEvil
* CatchPhrase: "You don't stand a chance!" Uttered with his CompellingVoice.
* CompellingVoice
* MindControl
* SmugSnake
* TheStarscream

!!Tug-Mug
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Tropes associated with Tug-Mug:
* GravityMaster: He can increase people's weight to pin them to the ground or decrease it to leave them floating helplessly in the air.
* HeavyWorlder: Used to explain his strength and leaping ability.
* InASingleBound
* PowerFloats
* SuperStrength: He ''snapped'' the Sword of Omens.

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