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-->''Voiced by: Creator/WillFriedle''

Lion-O is a prince, made Lord of the [=ThunderCats=] due to the murder of his father, Claudus. In contrast to the [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats '80s series,]] Lion-O is introduced as a brash, idealistic teenager.
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!!Tropes associated with Lion-O:
* TwentyFourHourArmor: Always wears his cuirass
* AdaptiveArmor: When Lion-O obtains the Spirit Stone and places it in his claw gauntlet, it extends to cover his full arm.
* {{Adorkable}}: He was always a little awkward, but it hasn't been noticeable since the Trials, and then in "Recipe for Disaster" it goes back up to eleven as he tries to [[spoiler: court Pumyra.]]
* AesopAmnesia: It seems like every other episode is Lion-O learning the same lesson about listening to his teammates and not doing his own thing without their input.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Popular opinion in Thundera is Lion-O is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} for his obsession with technology, a CategoryTraitor for his Lizard advocacy, a CulturalRebel and a thoroughly InadequateInheritor when compared to his brother.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[spoiler:With a choice between saving Pumyraa and the Sword of Plunn-Darr, he picks Pumyra. He even flat out tells Mumm-Ra (and Pumyra) and abandoning her isn't even an option.]]
** In "Recipe for Disaster" [[spoiler: the first time Mumm-Ra attacks in his Sycorax form his initial reaction is to grab her and get to safety before counter-attacking. Later in the episode he saves her again when she's cornered.]]
* AlwaysSecondBest: Though Lion-O is painfully aware of this already, his brother Tygra sees fit to loudly and ''[[DiscussedTrope explicitly]]'' inform Lion-O of this in front of a huge arena of people before roundly defeating him in a public sporting event.
--> '''Tygra:''' "When it comes to everything except the crown, you're always going to be second place."
* AmazonChaser: First Cheetara, who's easily his rival in combat. [[spoiler: This also applies to Pumyra, who fits the trope a little closer as a HotBlooded ex-gladiator who's [[CurbStompBattle handed his tail to him before with extreme prejudice]] (though this is because he flat-out refused to fight her). ]]
* AncestralWeapon: The Sword of Omens, passed down from his father, is "the sword that built the [=ThunderCats=]' empire".
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Of course Lion-O's destined to master his AncestralWeapon, a sword that OnlyTheChosenMayWield with accompanying PsychicPowers. His mane is a paler shade of its PowerCrystal, his eyes, a paler shade of its cross-guard.
** He also bears an uncanny resemblance to Leo, the original wielder of the Sword of Omens.
* AudienceSurrogate: The most frequent viewpoint character.
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: After the trials two-parter.]]
* BareFistedMonk: Acquits himself very well against all but the leader of a gang of Alley Cats while otherwise unarmed, but puts in a poorer showing while competing against his brother in the games.
** Later puts in a much better showing against a rat slaver in "The Curse of Ratilla," and hammers Ratar-O himself with an impressive right hook in the same episode
* BattleCry: "Thunder... THUNDER... THUNDERCATS, HOOOOOOO!!!"
* {{Bishonen}}
* BlackSheep[=/=]WhiteSheep: Either way, Lion-O doesn't fit in with the royal family. He's simultaneously a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} techie in a family of ProudWarriorRaceGuys and the WideEyedIdealist in a family of [[AnimalJingoism Animal Jingoist]] [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racists]].
* BodyguardCrush[=/=]HotForPreacher: Lion-O has an obvious crush on Cheetara, his ChurchMilitant PraetorianGuard. [[spoiler: He gets over it, eventually.]]
* BullyHunter: Gradually becomes this, as he goes from incidentally fighting bullies in his hometown to actively asserting that predatory antagonists, like the Duelist, need to be taken down a peg.
* CatchPhrase[=/=]ThisIsGonnaSuck[=/=]UnusualEuphemism: "Whiskers," Lion-O's signature OncePerEpisode phrase, quite possibly the least threatening curse ever.
* CategoryTraitor: Lion-O's defense of the stockaded Lizard slaves and attempt at ShamingTheMob harassing them backfires spectacularly, stirring up the PowderkegCrowd into demanding a full blown PublicExecution and turning their TorchesAndPitchforks on ''him,'' calling him "[[FantasticSlur Lizard lover]]" and threatening to put him in the stocks themselves. Yes, everyone ''hates'' their crown prince and future king.
* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler: After returning from death in "The Trials of Lion-O".]] He actually ''scares'' [[spoiler: Mumm-Ra!]]
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Lion-O feels doubtful and insecure in his leadership from time to time, once wondering aloud "Maybe the sword chose wrong."
* CharacterDevelopment: Shortsighted and prone to alternately HotBlooded and well-meant impulsive decisions, Lion-O gradually learns through several missteps how to take a longer view and think before he acts. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when, atypically, he realizes a tactical error mere seconds after he's made it, firing a grapple at an ''angry'' GiantFlyer:
-->'''Lion-O''': *as he realizes he'll be dragged skyward* Maybe this is a bad ide-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
** He later demonstrates long-term planning skills and more abstract thought while searching for the hidden Spirit Stone.
** From "The Trials of Lion-O: Part 2" on he is far more mature and even-tempered, and makes better use of his tools and abilities.
** In "Recipe for Disaster", he takes a much different approach with [[spoiler: courting Pumyra than he did Cheetara (actively trying to talk to her about their relationship and feelings) and tries to make his affections known rather than just assuming she feels the same way. ]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Lion-O's much-ridiculed intense study of technology finally pays off when he figures out the user interface of a BlackBox that he later [[spoiler: uses to blow up a war mech]]
* AChildShallLeadThem: Lion-O is still young, and very green in his kingship.
* TheChosenOne: During a RiteOfPassage, the Sword of Omens granted Lion-O a vision of the future, [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield choosing him]] as the next king.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His reputation among the Thunderians prior to Thundera's fall. Grune [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it, saying he "still [has] his head in the clouds." while Tygra has harsher words:
--> '''Tygra''': That's your problem. You look at Lizards and see victims. You look at junk and see mythical tech.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: Actively seeks out LostTechnology, even if he has to turn to a FriendInTheBlackMarket to get it.
* CoolSword: The Sword of Omens, naturally.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Not that Lion-O feels much like gloating, since confirmation of LostTechnology's existence comes at a price, when the Lizards use it to destroy his kingdom. He even gets redeemed for his defense of the Lizards when one of them [[AndroclesLion repays the favor]]. [[spoiler:and slips him the key to his cell]].
* CulturalRebel: Who needs to learn about how CatsAreSuperior or MightMakesRight when there are machines to tinker with? And it actually seems wrong that those Alley Cats are beating up that poor Dog...
* CustomUniform: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as he's the king, but he's basically wearing the same uniform as the Thunderian soldiers seen in the pilot.
* DeadpanSnarker: He can get pretty snarky and often matches Tygra wit-for-wit. Most of his lines in "Legacy" are wry observations on the situation.
* {{Determinator}}: Lion-O doesn't give up easily, which has both gotten him into trouble, and out of it.
* [[spoiler:DidNotGetTheGirl[=/=]HopelessSuitor: He's been ''very'' unlucky in his romantic pursuits.]]
** [[spoiler: He falls for Cheetara but loses her to Tygra. Made worse by the fact she had apparently chosen Tygra ''years'' ago. So he was never in the running.]]
** [[spoiler: And just when the episode "Recipe for Disaster," looks to [[ThrowTheDogABone finally avert this]] with Pumyra. [[YankTheDogsChain Nnnnnnnnope]]. Turns out she's a traitor to her own kind and betrays him.]]
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Lion-O holds his father while he dies. [[spoiler: And his friend Emrick, in the palms of his hands]].
* [[spoiler: DisneyVillainDeath: Inverted, as he's a hero who suffers this fate, and is revived later on.]]
** [[spoiler: Making this ''eventually'' become a straight example of a DisneyDeath in the long run.]]
* DontCallMeSir: After saving Pumyra's life in the mines, he asks her to call him "Lion-O" and not "Your Majesty." [[LoveInterest She's a special case though]] and he will tolerate being called "Your Majesty" by other cats.
* TheEmperor[=/=]TheGoodKing: King of Thundera, and Lord of the [=ThunderCats=], [[VestigialEmpire for what it's worth]]...
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Lion-O is introduced [[KingIncognito sneaking]] cloaked and [[InTheHood hooded]] into the [[TheCityNarrows worst part]] of Thundera's slums, only to catch the eye of a gang of "Alley Cat" muggers who've just finished beating a hapless [[{{Dogfaces}} Dog]]. He manages to [[MuggingTheMonster fight most off]] but has to be bailed out by Cheetara, to whom he reveals his reasons for being there: to find rare and obscure pieces of "[[LostTechnology technology]]," which everyone else believes to be a myth.
* EveryDeviceIsASwissArmyKnife: Lion-O's Claw Gauntlet does quadruple duty as scabbard, gauntlet, grappling hook, and buckler.
** Adding the various power stones can upgrade it into armor.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Towards Pumyra, [[ObliviousToLove except for Pumyra]].
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: For Cheetara, [[spoiler: which is too bad considering she chooses Tygra instead.]]
* FacePalm: Lion-O from Tygra's [[OutOfCharacterMoment actions]] when the latter [[spoiler: accidentally drank a love potion]].
* FatalFlaw: {{Pride}} and overestimation of his skills gets him into trouble, he also struggles with self-doubt.
** It's actually discussed in "The Trials of Lion-O." [[spoiler: The whole prologue of the episode was Lion-O trying to prove to everyone that he's right and everyone should follow him. It leads to his DisneyDeath. During the actual trials, Lion-O fails to defeat Trial!Tygra, who mentions that deep down, Lion-O didn't believe that he'd be a worthy ruler.]]
* FatherIDontWantToFight: ...Lizards my people have spent generations oppressing and enslaving.
* FailureKnight
* FieryRedhead
* FriendOrIdolDecision: In "Birth of the Blades," Lion-O is faced with a SadisticChoice: Save Pumyra from falling to her death, or grab the Sword of Plun-Darr before Mumm-Ra can? [[spoiler: He chooses to save Pumyra, earning her gratitude and UndyingLoyalty.]]
** [[spoiler: [[YankTheDogsChain Nnnnnnnnope.]] ]]
* GeniusDitz: Initially showed traces of this.
* GenreBlindness: Lion-O sees a [[{{Precognition}} vision]] in the magic Sword of ''Omens,'' and CannotSpitItOut, preferring to lie and claim he was [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted]] by two passing girls, since he assumes his father will think him a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} if he speaks up. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since Lion-O is selectively CultureBlind, neglecting his royal duties in favor of collecting and studying LostTechnology, a ''ridiculous'' hobby in a Magical Kingdom.
* GrapplingHookPistol: The Claw Gauntlet can fire the four fingers as anchors to surfaces.
* GreaterNeedThanMine: Lion-O will help others at great personal cost, this is what earns him [[spoiler: Pumyra]]'s UndyingLoyalty in "Birth of the Blades" as he continues to fight for [[spoiler:her]] even after [[spoiler:she loses the Sword of Plundarr]].
* GrewASpine: Though a CulturalRebel, Lion-O was reluctant to share his radicalism with anyone but Snarf, and exploits his image as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} to avoid disclosing a vision he saw in the Sword of Omens. But after hearing that "Sight is useless without action," from Jaga, he makes a SuddenPrincipledStand, faces down an AngryMob and convinces his father to [[PleaseSpareHimMyLiege pardon two Lizard prisoners]].
* GuileHero: Not an outright straight example, but part of Lion-O's character development is learning to be more like one, rather than trying to be an action hero warrior like Tygra. Of particular note is how he solves his trials, and then later [[spoiler: defeats Mumm-Ra's generals, three very strong, vicious, and dangerous characters, by tricking them into getting trapped in a holding cell, all by himself, without the Sword of Omens, and without even using the Spirit Stone.]]
* TheHeart: Arguably to all of ''Thundera''. Lion-O immediately steps up to defend anyone, regardless if they're seen as enemies or not, proclaiming, "No one deserves to be treated like that."
** He will also help anyone in need and expect nothing in return, it earns a lot of friends.
* TheHero
* HeroicSacrifice: One of his personality traits [[spoiler: and what earns him a second chance at life in "Trials Part 2"]]
** [[spoiler: It's what also changes Pumyra's opinion of him in "The Pit," he would rather die than hurt her or any of his subjects.]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity: The word "crazy" keeps popping up in discussions about what Thunderians think of Lion-O, to the point that he automatically anticipates this opinion from Cheetara.
** [[spoiler: Pumyra (and apparently the rest of the refugees) believe he abandoned them after the fall of Thundera.]]
** [[spoiler: Averted later on, in some cases...firstly from Pumyra herself [[CharacterDevelopment after Lion-O proves he's worthy of the mantle of leadership]], and also from an elderly cat-slave that Lion-O freed from rat slavers, who claims that he never lost faith that the Lord of the [=ThunderCats=] would save them. ]]
* HeroesPreferSwords: The Sword of Omens is his WeaponOfChoice.
* HeroicSpirit
* HesBack: "The Trials of Lion-O: Part 2"
* HonorBeforeReason[=/=]TooDumbToLive: Lion-O suffers a fit of this while grieving for his father [[spoiler: and his friend Emrick]], invoking a recently-learned {{Aesop}} about living life fully to justify acting on his culture's (and inferentially, his father's) motto that "[=ThunderCats=] never retreat." This leads him to impulsively [[LeeroyJenkins charge into]] a battle so one-sided his entire group would have died were it not for a DeusExMachina. Inverted when the Elephant Village gets taken hostage and opts for a stealth approach considering the hostage situation. Firmly averted after his Trials where he thinks ''before'' he acts and will sometimes allow things he doesn't like to happen if it means the success of the greater mission.
* HotBlooded: The destruction of Thundera and murder of his father has a negative effect on Lion-O's control of his emotions, naturally. As the series progresses he pretty much grows out of it.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Up until "Sight Beyond Sight" he has great difficulty using the titular ability. After learning to view "the big picture," as per instruction from various gurus, he gains perspective, and becomes more able to use the Sword of Omens' PsychicPowers.
* HumbleHero: This works both for and against him, as his humility gives him great compassion, but also undermines his confidence when he needs it most.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Spoken word-for-word in "The Pit" when trying to turn Pumyra.
* [[spoiler: IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Zig-Zagged, in "New Alliances" he tells Tygra and Cheetara that he knows about their relationship and he's happy for the both of them, but privately chews Cheetara out for (unintentionally) [[IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn leading him on.]]]]
* IconicItem: The Sword of Omens
* IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance: While Lion-O is ''very'' right about the existence of LostTechnology, he initially dreamily romanticizes it, not realizing its potential as a ForgottenSuperweapon until witnessing the destruction first-hand. It's also quite jarring to his NobleBigot sensibilities when a Lizard informs him [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch His Species Doth Protest Too Much]].
* InTheHood: Lion-O travels TheCityNarrows of Thundera in a dark blue cloak.
* InadequateInheritor: Pretty much everyone agrees that Tygra would be a better king than Lion-O. He doesn't even get much praise from his father until right before his death.
* IndyPloy: He's getting very good at thinking on his feet and he pulls off a series of these in "Birth of the Blades."
* InstantExpert: Despite only tinkering and playing with mostly broken and non-functional trinkets, Lion-O is remarkably quick to pick up the workings of technology, and has no trouble at all sailing two hi-tech airships.
* {{Jerkass}}: For all of one episode due to his rage and hate blinding him to everything else. He gets better at the end.
** TookALevelInJerkass: After "Between Brothers" through the end of "The Trials of Lion-O" due to [[DidNotGetTheGirl not getting the girl]], though he felt he had every right to be angry...
** By "The Trials of Lion-O" and onward, he seems to have gotten better.
* KidHero: At [[http://crewofomens.tumblr.com/post/8539085553/thanks-for-the-follow-ive-been-a-tcats-fan-for seventeen]], he's the youngest of his fellow nobles. Panthro dryly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] their lack of "adult supervision" before his arrival.
* KidSamurai[=/=]YoungGun: In the CattlePunk[=/=]''{{Wutai}}'' Swordsmans' Town, Lion-O is swiftly pegged as this by the Drifter, who [[AdventureRebuff warns him off]], and the Duelist, who [[ExploitedTrope exploits]] Lion-O's naiveté for all it's worth, goading him into a ShowdownAtHighNoon.
* KindheartedCatLover: Or... ''whatever'' his pet Snarf is. Anyway, he loves him.
* KingIncognito: Lion-O has a habit of walking the slums disguised as a peasant.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Oh so much, his outfit even seems to be based on a medieval knight's jousting armor.
** Even more so during moments when [[spoiler:Pumyra]] shows obvious attraction to him for displaying these kinds of feats.
* LastOfHisKind: Lion-O is the last of the Lions, the Cats who constitute Thundera's royal bloodline.
* TheLeader: Of his [=ThunderCats=], much to Tygra's chagrin and Panthro's irritation (though Panthro does warm up, as does Tygra to some extent).
* LeeroyJenkins: Unlike many here, a genuine flaw of the HotBlooded young Lion-O, which Panthro has very little patience for.
* LikesOlderWomen: His crush on Cheetara showed this. [[spoiler: Too bad she chose Tygra instead.]]
* LonelyRichKid: Despite being the prince, so far Lion-O's childhood looks like it may have been a pretty lonely one.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: First with Cheetara, and then with Pumyra.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: [[spoiler:All throughout the Sword of Plundarr arc he had been doing perfectly fine with Pumyra simply by speaking his mind and being there for her, but in "Recipe for Disaster" when he attempts to openly court her he stumbles over his words, gives her poisonous flowers, tries to slip her a love potion, and generally makes a mess of things between them. Averted through the rest of the episode as he still manages to keep a clear head in battle and his desire to protect Pumyra allows to him to pull off an attack that actually ''hurts'' a supposedly nigh-invulnerable Mumm-Ra. It continues to be averted spectacularly in "What Lies Above: Part 1" where he goes along with her when she comes up with a decent plan, but when she decides on a truly terrible one he calls her on it and tries to stop her (which is easier said than done) proving that no matter how much he cares about her he cannot be manipulated by her into violating his morals.]]
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Lion-O's Claw Gauntlet serves as a buckler, in a pinch.
* AManIsAlwaysEager: He has ''no'' problem using his ancestor's relationship with fellow rebellion leader Panthera to score a makeout session [[spoiler: right before Mumm-Ra's ship crashes in his vision of the past]]
-->'''Lion-O:''' I am so dead... But at least I have a girlfriend!
** Subverted later with Pumyra, when she starts flirting with him he just looks confused and vaguely disturbed, probably because he has been burned in the past, but also because she tried to ''kill him'' only a few hours earlier.
** Then played straight again when he starts trying to court[[spoiler: Pumyra]], with his initial attempts proving...awkward.
* MagicalIncantation
** His BattleCry of "Thunder... THUNDER... THUNDERCATS, HOOOOOOO!!!" causes his Sword Of Omens to transform and turn from [[RetractableWeapon dagger to longsword]] unlocking its [[SwordBeam full combat potential]], and projecting a BatSignal of his [[IconicLogo royal emblem]] to summon allies.
** The command "Sword of Omens, give me [[{{Seers}} Sight Beyond Sight]]!" allows Lion-O to use the sword's PsychicPowers.
* MissingMom: Lion-O's mother is nowhere to be seen. [[spoiler: This is because of her DeathByChildbirth, as revealed in "Native Son".]]
* MultiethnicName: The "-O" suffix seems to be a reference to the "ō" in Japanese names and titles meaning "king."
* MustMakeAmends: He puts up with so much from [[{{Tsundere}} Pumyra]] because he feels personally responsible for her suffering (and that of the other refugees). [[spoiler: That, and he likes her.]]
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: After listening to a Lizard explain how the Cats' oppression gives him few options in life, Lion-O is much less enthusiastic about his culture's endorsement of MightMakesRight or FantasticRacism.
* NamedWeapons: The Sword of Omens
* NiceGuy: You could count the number of ''beings'' in the series who are half as decent as him one hand.
* NobleBigot: Begins as a [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racist]], shooing ProducePelting kids away from the stockades, but presuming the Lizards therein are otherwise entirely deserving of punishment... until they proceed to [[CantArgueWithElves argue]] the point.
* NobleFugitive: Breaking out of dungeons, running to {{MacGuffin}}s, away from the Lizards.
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: The Noble Male to Tygra's Roguish Male.
* NobodyCallsMeChicken: Appeals to courage or implications of cowardice are a sore point with Lion-O, culturally and personally, especially if his conduct is compared to his father. After his trials this is pretty much gone and he is much harder to provoke and manipulate.
* OccultBlueEyes: Blue-green eyes, a family trait he shares with his father, and part of the AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance that marks him as able to use the Sword of Omens' "Sight Beyond Sight".
* PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep: Lion-O's voice gets deeper whenever he uses the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Sword of Omens]] and [[MagicalIncantation shouts "[=ThunderCats=], ho!"]]
* ThePowerOfLove: His affection for [[spoiler: Pumyra]] and his desire to protect her end up allowing him to shoot blue lightning from the Sword of Omens for the first time.
* AProtagonistShallLeadThem: "For [[BecauseDestinySaysSo it was written]] that he would be born of fire, a king to lead his people to victory against ancient spirits of evil."
* RebelPrince: [[ReconstructedTrope Reconstructed]]. It's made patently obvious early on that Lion-O ''really'' doesn't want to be king, but cannot pass it to anyone else as he was chosen by the Sword of Omens. It is the act of rebelling against his princely responsibilities that has put Lion-O in touch with the common slum-dwellers and Specific minorities, and connected him with LostTechnology, making him Thundera's WisePrince.
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsLife: Played with after Lion-O recognizes his faults and desires to save his friends even though he would be stuck in Limbo for all eternity, but is instead revived due to the selflessness of his actions.]]
* RedHeadedHero
* ReluctantRuler: Initially Lion-O didn't want to be king and felt like he was being pushed into a life meant for someone else. Later he comes to accept his position and the responsibility that comes with it.
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Lion-O wears a much less elaborate version of the [[TwentyFourHourArmor cuirass]] and [[ChestInsignia belt-mounted]] cabochon sported by his father.
** Undernethe ''that'' he wears the [[HiddenDepths uniform of a common soldier.]]
* TheResenter: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] Lion-O is the hero of the narrative, but not of Thundera's people. ''They'' adore Tygra, and think of him as their ideal leader, while Lion-O is TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone. Lion-O ''loathes'' this state of affairs.
-->'''Lion-O''' (in SarcasmMode): You're just so perfect, aren't you, Tygra?
-->'''Tygra''': Why, thank you, Lion-O!
* RetractableWeapon: The Sword of Omens retracts to dagger length for stowing inside it's scabbard, Lion-O's Claw Gauntlet. It extends fully when Lion-O performs his MagicalIncantation.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Hits this ''hard'' in "Ramlak Rising", choosing to disobey Jaga's demand that he find the Book of Omens in favor of hunting down Mumm-Ra, though his encounter with the similarly motivated Captain Tunar causes him to rethink his priorities.
* RightMakesMight: Lion-O is less adept at combat than many other warriors, including the other adult [=ThunderCats=]. However, he's able to wield the full power of the Sword of Omens and the Spirit Stone because of his good heart, which makes Lion-O powerful.
* RoyalBlood: Lion-O is a Lion, which automatically confers the [[KingOfBeasts right to rule]].
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Initially [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], as Lion-O's hobbies, opinions and jaunts to the slums are seen as ''evidence'' that he's TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone. Lion-O's [[ZombieAdvocate Lizard advocacy]] even causes Claudus to label him an UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom when the Lizards invade, ''denying'' him the chance to join Claudus and Tygra on the battlefield. Then Lion-O takes matters [[ReconstructedTrope into his own hands]].
* {{Seer}}: As TheChosenOne, only Lion-O can use the Sword of Omens' "Sight Beyond Sight" to see visions of the future, hidden or far off objects, or metaphysical locations.
* SerialRomeo: Driven by [[AlwaysSecondBest poor self-esteem]] and [[HeroWithBadPublicity a love-starved heart]], Lion-O repeatedly seeks romantic connections with women he barely knows, and misreads their intent.
** Mistakes Cheetara's support and encouragement for romantic interest.
** Mistakes Pumyra's [[spoiler:[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds homicidal rage]]]] for "passion and strength."
* ShonenHair: To be expected, as this reboot takes a nod from anime.
* SkilledButNaive[=/=]UnskilledButStrong: Lion-O's weakness in technique with the Sword of Omens is that he prefers a straightforward, purely offensive barrage that relies on momentum and power, very effective in a large battlefield melee, but useless when opponents have guile and space enough to maneuver. The Drifter notes this, and instructs him in defensive evasion. This improves his technique greatly, but later episodes show that he can still be overpowered by opponents who are just plain physically stronger than him. Post-Trials he is far more formidable and successful in blending the two.
* SmallStepsHero: Multiple times. This is one of the major themes of the series, and Lion-O seems to be aware that in the long run, when it comes to seeing the big picture, all these small good deeds will help him succeed against Mumm-Ra.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: [[spoiler: Lion-o can fight the forces of Mumm-ra, but yet is unable to try and chat with Pumyra, as shown in "Recipe for Disaster"]]. Notably he was perfectly able to [[spoiler: speak honestly with her before he realized he liked her, see LoveMakesYouDumb above.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: Played straight for laughs with questionable usage of love potion in "Recipe for Disaster."
* StillTheLeader: Initially did not take Panthro's assertive BaldBlackLeaderGuy role well, despite being out of his depth during their shared mission. In a fit of pique, Lion-O pulled a LeeroyJenkins that required Panthro's intervention, but Lion-O soon earned his respect and deference when he proved an effective wielder of the Sword of Omens. He also has to deal with Tygra [[spoiler: (and later Pumyra)]] constantly questioning and criticizing his decisions, even after he starts making decent ones.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Doubles as ThatCameOutWrong.
--> '''Pumyra''': "Aren't we supposed to be collecting firewood?"\\
'''Lion-O''': "... Oh! Yeah! I, uh, heheh... I didn't just walk you out here to get you alone... ahahah... ahem..."
** And later he attempts to give her a flower:
--->'''Pumyra''': Is that supposed to be for me?
--->'''Lion-O''': This? No! Yes... I-I just thought it smelled nice...
** ''[[OverlyLongGag Later still]]'' when she has an allergic reaction to the same flower:
--->'''Lion-O''': Lemme take a look I'm sure it's just-- (sees her swelled face and wheezes)!
--->'''Pumyra''': What?
--->'''Lion-O''': [[BlatantLies Nothing!]] It's fine, you can ''barely'' tell!
* SurrogateSoliloquy: Lion-O makes a habit of using his EmpathyPet Snarf as a [[TheConfidant sounding-board]] for his thoughts.
* SwordBeam: Lion-O can use the Sword of Omens to unleash surges of electricity; more often, however, this takes the form of a power scarlet energy beam fired from the Eye of Thundera set in the hilt.
* TookALevelInBadass: The point of the Trials, not only to test his skills, but to force him to confront things about himself he doesn't like and hold him back.
* UndyingLoyalty: To his friends and his people. [[spoiler: This is what actually allows him to go back to the living world after he dies.]]
* TheUnfavourite: His father much prefers his adoptive older brother Tygra.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Lion-O gets accused of this when the Lizards invade, with Claudus convinced that the Lizard invasion was accelerated by a show of weakness when they pardoned the Lizard scavengers. He's sidelined, forbidden to join Tygra and Claudus on the battlefield.
* WarriorPrince: Even before his kingship, could hold his own as a BareFistedMonk.
* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: Lion-O's character can be seen as a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of this. He is disliked in universe (and even out of universe by some fans) for being weaker than Tygra, but at the same time the show demonstrates that valuing strength has caused a lot of problems, and Lion-O's values of kindess nd mercy are what will ultimately help save the world. On top of that, a big part of Lion-O's character development is him learning to stop trying to be a badass and to value his cunning, clarity, and leadership over his strength and power when solving problems or facing enemies.
* WholeCostumeReference: To the original, with some tweaks.
* WideEyedIdealist
* TheWisePrince: In stark contrast to his 80's IdiotHero counterpart, Lion-O is very much a "bigger picture" kind of guy and rather than destroying his enemies would rather [[DefeatMeansFriendship convert them to his side]]. However he does have his moments [[KidHero due to inexperience.]] This is more pronounced after his trials where he is more mature and level-headed, and sticks to his principles like glue.
* WouldHitAGirl: He decked a female {{catfolk}} mugger right in the face without a blink in the slums. In Thundera, strength matters above all else.
** Subverted in his fight with Pumyra, but had nothing to do with her being a girl, he won't fight another cat pure and simple.
* TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone: So universally held is this opinion that Lion-O gets to hear from both Grune and Tygra how good a king Tygra would be, with Tygra outright claiming (only as a ''joke,'' of course) that he'd be better than Lion-O. It's so blatant even his father comes to his defense. He even worries about this himself, once pondering "Maybe the sword chose wrong..."
** Lion-O's subconscious belief that this is true is so strong that he [[spoiler:(supposedly) fails the Spirit Stone's trials in "The Trials of Lion-O".]]
* YouAreWorthHell:[[spoiler: In "The Trials of Lion-O", he failed against Tygra and so would die. To go save his comrades, he offers up his soul to be given until sun rise to save them knowing his soul would be doomed to live in Limbo for all time.]]
** In "The Pit" [[spoiler: he takes a brutal beating from Pumyra and refuses to fight back to prove that he would never hurt her or any of his people.]]
* YoungestChildWins: Despite being the younger, it is Lion-O who is first in line for the throne, because he is of the Lion bloodline, and because he was chosen by the Sword of Omens.
* ZombieAdvocate: Lion-O defends Lizards from a VigilanteExecution by an AngryMob, which is seen as absurd by both the mob and his father.
** He does it again when he spares the rat Mordax from being killed by Pumyra.
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[[folder:Tygra]]
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-->''Voiced by: Creator/MatthewMercer''

Tygra is the adoptive brother of Lion-O and has an active SiblingRivalry against him, since he's often more skilled and resents his younger sibling's position as crown prince. He can be cocky and arrogant at times, and flirtatious as well.
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!!Tropes associated with Tygra:
* TwentyFourHourArmor: Acquires a set after the siege of Thundera.
* AcePilot: Despite ''zero training and experience'' he's able to effortlessly pilot two different airships in "What Lies Above Part 1" saying "It just feels natural."
* {{Adorkable}}: When he was younger, as revealed through a flashback to when he met Cheetara. He certainly wasn't as much of TheCharmer as he is now.
* AloofBigBrother: At his worst, Tygra expresses utter disdain for his brother's idealism and dabblings in LostTechnology. He softened on the latter when said technology was revealed to be real.
* AlwaysSecondBest: Tygra tries to be AlwaysSomeoneBetter because of a deep InferioritySuperiorityComplex, and an abiding suspicion that as a mere SpareToTheThrone, he will forever lose to Lion-O, a motivation underscored when Tygra bitterly rants about how Lion-O's taken away both his chance to wear the crown, and, he suspects, his chance to romance Cheetara, the LoveInterest of their SiblingTriangle.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Tygra actively [[InvokedTrope invokes]] this whenever able, out of a need to feel superior due to his [[TheResenter resentment]] at being out of the chain of succession. He loves to show up his younger brother, and makes a point of "jokingly" telling his father with Lion-O in earshot, "I just would have been a better [king]."
* {{Badass}}
** Tygra in "What Lies Above, Part 1." -''"Shut your beak and fly."''
* BareFistedMonk: Is quite capable unarmed, soundly defeating his brother in Thundera's games.
* BerserkButton: He doesn't suffer racism towards Cats very well, [[{{Hypocrite}} but has no trouble talking dirt about other animals.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: Despite all this, when Lion-O is in real trouble, Tygra supports and fights with him. He makes this clear in the first episode. "You'd better be ''really'' sure you want to do this, because I've got his back."
* BigBrotherMentor: During shared reminiscences of their father Claudus, Tygra drops his usual resentful critiques when Lion-O expresses genuine [[TheChainsOfCommanding insecurities]] at leading, telling him to believe in himself. This moment of bonding is brief, and Tygra's back to needling him a short while later.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BlueBlood
* BrokenAce: Tygra is better than Lion-O. At ''everything.'' He's older, more skilled at fighting, more knowlegeable in military tactics, more popular with their people, father's favorite, and TheDutifulSon, but to his great resentment, his flaky {{Cloudcuckoolander}} ''[[JustAKid kid]] [[TheLoad brother]]'' gets to be TheChosenOne and the king by dint of RoyalBlood alone, and even gets attention from Cheetara, whom Tygra has pined for from afar.
* BrownEyes: Prone to winking.
* ButtMonkey: After the Trials force Lion-O's CharacterDevelopment to stick Tygra takes over whenever a character needs to be abused.
* TheCharmer: Tygra, who openly flirts with one of the clerics (actually Cheetara), during Lion-O's RiteOfPassage, to Lion-O's shock.
* [[spoiler:ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Cheetara.]]
* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler: The reason why the Ancient Spirits of Evil chose him as a sacrifice is because he will be a thorn in their side.]]
* CompassionateCritic: Towards his brother Lion-O, frequently criticizing his many deficiencies and failure to conform to Thunderian culture and their father's expectations.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: drove the Thundertank up the vertical side of a mountain to rescue his teammates despite Lion-O's and Cheetara's skepticism -- and without Panthro's permission!]]
* TheDutifulSon: And he knows it.
* [[spoiler: EveryoneLovesBlondes: His love for Cheetara is returned to him when she chooses to be with him.]]
* FirstGuyWins: [[spoiler: Cheetara chooses him, thus ending the LoveTriangle]].
* GreenEyedMonster: It's pretty obvious that he's extremely jealous of both his brother's position as leader, and Cheetara's apparent romantic interest in him.
* HappilyAdopted[=/=]SpareToTheThrone: Tygra is an adopted member of the royal family, and the beneficiary of Claudus' ParentalFavoritism. This development grew out of the original series' assertion that if anything should happen to Lion-O, Tygra would be next in line as ruler.
* HonorBeforeReason: "[=ThunderCats=] never retreat!" Tygra complains when Lion-O orders him to do so. Later Lion-O takes the criticism to heart, getting them all into trouble.
* HotForPreacher: Tygra openly flirted with a Cleric in FullBodyDisguise. She turned out to be Cheetara, on whom he has a longstanding crush.
* HypocriticalHumor: May not have been intentional by the creators, but for someone whose refused to admit technology existed, having a blaster as a weapon is kind of funny.
* IdiotBall: Dribbles with it through the whole episode of "The Trials of Lion-O Part 2" to help force Lion-O's CharacterDevelopment.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: He's a superb shot for having never seen anything like a gun before in his life. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since laser guns have no recoil, it's a matter of point-and-shoot.
* InstantExpert: After proclaiming technology a myth his entire life, he used a pistol for the first time during the invasion and now relies on it more than his whip.
** Not to mention inexplicably being capable of outpiloting Vultaire in them fancy jets.
* InsufferableGenius
* InterspeciesAdoption: A tiger raised by lions.
* InvisibilityCloak: Tygra can become temporarily invisible with the aid of his whip.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tygra loves to rub it in Lion-O's face that he's better then him "when it comes to everything except the crown," but his BigBrotherInstinct comes through in the clutch, and he plainly states "[[IGotYouCovered I've got his back]]." to an AngryMob Lion-O has challenged to GoThroughMe.
** The "gold" part is what allows Tygra to [[spoiler: win Cheetara's heart at the end.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Was the jealous type to Lion-O concerning Cheetara, which then escalated in "Between Brothers" when fighting Lion-O in a jealous rage while ranting about how he supposedly "took everything from him".
** In "Recipe for Disaster", Panthro told the others that Lion-O and Pumyra were out gathering firewood, then Tygra casually says [[spoiler: that "Lion-O's just setting himself up to be shot down, again", in a tone that almost seems like he's bragging he got Cheetara and that Lion-O shouldn't bother with trying to find love anymore]]. [[spoiler:Granted, [[JerkassHasAPoint he does turn out to be right.]]]]
** JerkassHasAPoint: Despite his brash behavior, a lot of the time he ''is'' accurate about Lion-O's flaws at times.
* TheLancer: Argumentative, snarky second to Lion-O's leader.
* [[spoiler:LastOfHisKind: As of "Native Son", he's the last of the Tiger clan.]]
** [[spoiler: SoleSurvivor]]
* LoveHurts: The look on his face when [[spoiler:Cheetara kisses Lion-O on the cheek for luck]]. However, this later leads to...
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: And fulfills a prophecy of betrayal a few hours later, go figure.]]
* MadeOfIron: Survives myriad encounters that ought to be fatal [[spoiler: including a plane crash in "What Lies Above, Part 2", and having his soul ripped from his body in "The Soul Sever"]] with hardly a scratch.
* MissingMom:[[spoiler: Twice, since his birth mother died with the of members of the Tiger Clan, and in "Native Son" his adoptive mother died giving birth to Lion-O.]]
* MosesInTheBullrushes: He ended up in Thundera in a hot air balloon.
* MulticoloredHair: White, orange brown and black striped.
* NobleBigot: He's internalized his culture's FantasticRacism, since he is fairly dismissive of a Lizard prisoner's ScrewYouElves speech and sees little problem with the Lizards being lynched. Still, given the choice, he's willing to help his brother defend them. He's also readily amenable to taking on the Thunderkittens, who are of a [[FantasticCasteSystem lesser caste]] than he is.
* NobleFugitive: Like his brother, escaped the captivity of the Lizards.
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: The Roguish Male to Lion-O's Noble Male.
* NowOrNeverKiss: [[spoiler: In "The Curse of Ratilla," Charmer Tygra makes sure to spend his presumed last moments in the arms of Cheetara.]]
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Done very hilariously in "Recipe for Disaster" when he accidentally drinks a love potion, and LOOKED AT LION-O FIRST. Tygra began to act all giddy and happy, and commenting on how Lion-O is, and I quote: "...the bestest little brother a big brother ever had!" much to Lion-O's embarrassment. [[spoiler: Lion-O actually meant for the love potion to be used on Pumyra]].
* ParentalAbandonment: See MosesInTheBullrushes, MissingMom and [[spoiler:[[HumanSacrifice Tiger Sacrifice]]]]
* PowerOfLove: cynical Tygra faces this lesson repeatedly. His capacity for this allows him to break and survive more than one [[ThisIndexIsCursed curse]]. [[LampShade Lampshaded]] with sweeping orchestral music in "The Curse of Ratilla."
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: To an extreme, when you read about his {{Pride}}.
** {{Pride}}: The recurring flaw in his clan's line.[[spoiler: Tygra's ability to be humble and forgive his father for all his actions saves both himself and his clan's souls.]]
* RayGun
* TheResenter: The driving force behind his SiblingRivalry with his brother is his resentment of Lion-O's right of succession by [[RoyalBlood bloodline]]. Adding fuel to the fire is their SiblingTriangle with Cheetara.
** [[spoiler:Tygra gets over it after Lion-O ''dies'' (he gets better) and he briefly becomes king. He's grief-stricken and regretful of his past resentment. When Lion-O returns Tygra immediately proclaims his UndyingLoyalty to him.]]
* TheRival: Quite naturally plays this role to his brother in the course of their SiblingRivalry, until throwing in with him when Lion-O faces down an AngryMob, at which point he becomes a particularly testy {{Lancer}}.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Can win sporting competitions, hold back {{Angry Mob}}s with his whip, and battle evil with the best of them.
* SarcasticDevotee: Often snarkily questions Lion-O's leadership.
* SnarkKnight: Tygra's cynicism and perfectionism [[spoiler:get in the way of hatching an effective plan to liberate the Sword of Omens from Mumm-Ra in "The Trials of Lion-O Part 2."]]
* StalkerWithACrush: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. As a boy, he developed a habit of watching a young Cheetara from afar, too shy to strike up a conversation.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: When not under the influence of love potion
* ThrowTheDogABone: Tygra spends 13 episodes watching how his younger brother steals his thunder (although to be fair, he gave as good as he got), his right to the throne and even the woman he has loved since he was a little boy. To twist the knife on the injury, Tygra cannot get himself to get rid of Lion-O, even if he gets two ''perfect'' chances to do it and continues supporting him out of loyalty and brotherly love. [[spoiler: Cheetara ends up chosing HIM instead of Lion-O. In fact, Cheetara had already chosen Tygra several years before Lion-O appeared, but never had the chance to confess that to him.]]
* [[spoiler:[[HumanSacrifice Tiger Sacrifice]]: His clan was plagued by a deadly, incurable disease. When his father asked the Ancient Spirits for help, Tygra was the price because of his destiny to become a Thundercat and fight them. His father could not kill him and sent Tygra away like MosesInTheBullrushes.]]
* TragicKeepsake:[[spoiler: His birth father's whip.]]
* TheUnchosenOne: He was passed over in favor of Lion-O as heir to the throne. Part of this is because despite being the elder he's adopted and thus not of the royal bloodline, but also because the Sword of Omens itself chose Lion-O, and he can't understand why.
* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler:To Lion-O as of "The Trials of Lion-O" part 2.]]
* UnexpectedSuccessor: After [[spoiler: Lion-O dies in "Trials of Lion-o"]], Tygra is hastily made the leader to beat Mumm-ra and his armies. Despite all his bragging that he'd make a better king than Lion-O, Tygra finds himself unable to lead the other [=ThunderCats=] efficiently because of their situation and that he couldn't handle the pressure. He soon began to wonder how Lion-O was able to take on the roles of leader on a daily basis despite the situations.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: He's still a JerkWithAHeartOfGold as an adult however.
* WarriorPrince: Is chosen over his brother to join his father on the battlefield during the siege of Thundera.
* [[SwordAndGun Whip And Gun]]
* WhipItGood: Tygra's WeaponOfChoice.
* WouldHitAGirl: Has no problem with attacking [[spoiler:Pumyra]] to protect Lion-O in "What Lies Above" part two.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Takes out a Lizard mook in "Into the Astral Plane" by sneaking up behind him and then suplexing him.
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[[folder:Panthro]]
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-->''Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson''

Panthro is one of Claudus' most loyal soldiers. He was sent with his friend Grune to find the Book of Omens. [[spoiler:However, their attempted search resulted with Mumm-Ra's release from imprisonment.]] Though he questioned Lion-O's ability to lead, Panthro eventually accepted him as the new king.
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!!Tropes associated with Panthro:
* AnArmAndALeg: Type 2. Panthro lost both of his arms, [[spoiler:to a PortalCut, intending to lay down his life while restraining Grune on the threshold of the collapsing Astral Plane.]]
** [[spoiler:ArtificialLimbs: He gets these shortly after.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Quite capably fells multiple Lizards in one blow. (and temporarily pulls rank on Lion-O for agitating these Lizards.)
* {{Badass}}: According to [[http://tv.ign.com/articles/117/1176532p1.html Michael Jelenic]]: Panthro is "a pretty cool character, just like on the old show." He repeatedly mows through multiple foes with ease, whether in his personal tank, or toe-to-toe against a group of lizards while armed with only one ''nunchaku.''
* BadassBaritone: Courtesy of Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson.
* BadassDriver: Of his Thundertank. He's even up for the occassional game of chicken.
** Later subverted when the team salvages a flying transport from the Soul Sever's lair. It, uh...takes him a bit to get the hang of it.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Plays this straight when he initially joins the [=ThunderCats=], insistant that they prove their worth, no matter how much Lion-O objects.
* BaldOfAwesome: Done to [[http://crewofomens.tumblr.com/post/9265237591/ok-this-must-be-asked-panthro-why-the-mutton-chops evoke]] the ''sakayaki'' tonsure of an old {{Samurai}}, complete with topknot.
* TheBigGuy: Class 1 and 5, A gruff OldSoldier who's a GeniusBruiser. "I [[LampshadeHanging thought]] he'd be smaller..." notes an intimidated Lion-O.
* BreakingTheBonds: In "The Soul Sever" [[spoiler: TheBigGuy flexes his muscles to power himself free from the Soul Sever's [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable operating table.]]]]
* BrownEyes
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Panthro gradually [[DefrostingIceKing warms up to]] the Ro-Bear Berbils. When he openly hugs his new friend Ro-Bear Bill, and is witnessed by the team's {{Tagalong Kid}}s, this exchange occurs:
--> '''Wilykat:''' Busted!
--> '''Wilykit:''' Panthro's a big ol' softy!
--> '''Panthro:''' *DeathGlare* Is that a ''problem?''
--> '''Wilykit:''' *stiffens nervously* Nope.
--> '''Wilykat:''' It's cool.
* TheCaptain: A [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] element of his {{backstory}}, seen as a stepping stone on his way to becoming a general.
* CarFu: Rather tank fu with the Thundertank. He tried this on [[spoiler: dragon Mumm-ra]] when the ammunition didn't work. [[spoiler: This failed as well]].
* ChekhovMIA: Considering his presence in the promotional material and the lying, teasing showrunners, this is no great surprise.
* CoveredWithScars: He has a ''ton'' of scars, presumably from a life of fighting for Thundera.
* DefrostingIceKing: Upon meeting the Ro-Bear Berbils, Panthro immediately announces that he doesn't trust anything this adorable. He is deeply flustered when they heap praise and affection on him after he saves the life of Ro-Bear Bill. When the Berbils show thanks for his help by replacing the Thundertank's engine? Panthro bursts into ManlyTears.
* [[spoiler:DisneyVillainDeath[=/=]NeverFoundTheBody[=/=]NoOneCouldSurviveThat]]
* [[DullEyesOfUnhappiness Dull Eye of Unhappiness]]: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as Panthro has suffered an injury to his right eye, severe enough to [[http://crewofomens.tumblr.com/post/9608528030/why-did-you-guys-choose-to-make-pantho-blind-of-one-eye cause glaucoma]] and scar the surrounding flesh.
* EveryScarHasAStory: Panthro [[DiscussedTrope comments]] that there was "a lot of history" in the scars on his arms, which is what he misses the most after [[AnArmAndALeg sacrificing them]] [[spoiler:to trap Grune inside the collapsing Astral Plane.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: Thundera is in MedievalStasis and full of SpaceRomans, so why does Panthro sport a {{Samurai}}'s ''sakayaki'' and ''chonmage''? [[RuleOfCool Because he's cool]], that's why.
* {{Expy}}: Basically a furry [[Anime/CowboyBebop Jet.]]
* EyepatchOfPower: Notably [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], Panthro's scarred and damaged eye is unconcealed, but still marks him as a seasoned veteran and {{Badass}}.
* EyesAreUnbreakable: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]: The scar that goes across his eye clearly caused ''some'' damage, as the iris is dull and matte, with no pupil.
* FantasticCasteSystem: A {{flashback}} to his youth shows he used to have a tail, marking him as lower-class, but he is now InexplicablyTailless.
* FightingWithChucks: With sculpted cat claws on the outer end of each stick.
* FourStarBadass: One of Claudus' most trusted generals.
* FurryBaldness: The "baldness" is his grey-blue base coat, while his remaining "hair" is black.
* GeniusBruiser: The real techy of the bunch, a tank who owns and maintains a tank.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Panthro's are typically heroic, relatively neat diagonal slashes: a small "x" mark on the left shoulder, a large gash on the right, and a huge slash across his right pectoral. The vertical scar on his right eye, while neat and aesthetic, is atypical in that it ''doesn't'' leave his eye undamaged.
* HandicappedBadass: His nasty glaucoma doesn't seem to stop him. [[spoiler:Or his lack of arms. Of course, the ArtificialLimbs probably help with that one. Just a bit.]]
* HeroicBuild: Wouldn't be TheBigGuy without it.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: He sacrifices his arms to trap Grune in the Astral Plane.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With [[EvilFormerFriend Grune]], in {{Flashback}}s. It ended badly. Also with Dobo, master of the Dog city's gladiator pit [[spoiler: It turned out much better, in the end. ]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Young Panthro, your best friend Grune's frequent asides about how the both of you are going to run Thundera someday are not the examples of jocular hyperbole you seem to think they are.
* HotbloodedSideburns: A most prodigious set.
* InexplicablyTailless: In youth he had a tail, but now he doesn't. No word yet as to why, but much [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse speculation]].
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Developing with his much younger teammates.
* KnightInSourArmor[=/=]SourSupporter: Very much a cynic, compared to his youngers, but still joins in the fight.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: After its upgrades, the Thundertank can launch a swarm of missiles. [[spoiler: Too bad that against Mumm-ra's DemonicPossession of a hulking dragon/dinosaur monstrosity, it's just another WorfBarrage. ]]
* MythologyGag: His younger self looks almost exactly like his 80's character design (minus the tail, of course.)
* OldSoldier: He was a veteran soldier back when Lion-O and Tygra were still around the [=ThunderKittens=]' age.
* OnlySaneMan: Sometimes he falls under this.
* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: Quite literally, as Grune liberally lathered the DeathNotification with vague {{Half Truth}}s to mask his own betrayal. Also applies [[http://crewofomens.tumblr.com/post/8539085553/thanks-for-the-follow-ive-been-a-tcats-fan-for out-of-universe]], thanks to blatantly {{Lying Creator}}s.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Sacrifices [[spoiler:both his arms]] to defeat Grune. Damn, man!
* ScarsAreForever: Panthro's racked up a few, all noticeably paler than his fur.
* ScaryBlackMan: Initially for the other [=ThunderCats=].
* SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids: Tends to have this reaction to all the flirting and romantic angst going on with his teen-aged companions.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: He was completely absent from all the official and unofficial trailers. His first proper appearance is saved for the final moments of "Song of The Petalars."
* TheSixthRanger: Something of a subversion, as he was always a part of the team in the original show. Since he was presumed dead at first this time around (until he showed up at the end of "Song of the Petalars"), the trope still applies.
* SlasherSmile: Gets one of these when he goes head to head with the Conqedor's vehicle, wanting to test out what his new and improved Thundertank is really capable of.
* TheSmartGuy: He's one of the few Thunderians who has a functional knowledge of technology and knows how to operate and repair many different kinds of devices.
* SpikesOfVillainy: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]], Panthro is heroic, but the intimidation factor is there. A nervous Cheetara says "I [[LampshadeHanging thought]] he'd be less spiky."
* [[spoiler:SuperDrowningSkills: He can't swim, though it works to his advantage when he finds an exit hatch after sinking to the bottom of a water-filled chamber.]]
* TankGoodness: Owner and pilot of the Thunder Tank
* TeamDad: In the episode after his debut, he even wonders how the rest of the [=ThunderCats=] lasted so long without adult supervision.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Now if only Lion-O or Tygra (or Cheetara) would follow his lead...
* WartsAndAll: The [=ThunderCats=] must square with the idea that Panthro is a cynic and a SourSupporter who considers them a RagtagBunchOfMisfits, from whom ''he'' demands respect rather than being automatically loyal to ''them.''
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: In a TempleOfDoom Panthro is visibly freaked out when a DeathTrap chamber they're in starts [[spoiler:filling with water, because he can't swim.]]
** He's also deathly afraid of [[spoiler: heights, which even he didn't know until the Cats tried to fly the Feliner.]]
* XMarksTheHero: One of Panthro's many scars is an x on his left shoulder.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Cheetara]]
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-->''Voiced by: EmmanuelleChriqui''

Cheetara is one of Jaga's Clerics. As a Cleric, she's gifted with SuperSpeed. She wields a staff in battle, but is also adept at fighting unarmed.
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!!Tropes associated with Cheetara:
* ActionGirl
* {{Badass}}: Even more than Lion-O and Tygra.
* BareYourMidriff: Thank-you!
* BoobsOfSteel: Being one of the adult females in the group. Able to dispatch tall [[MechaMooks mechs, mooks]], and [[ThisIndexIsCursed magic curses]] in a single bound. PraetorianGuard for Lion-O.
* TheChampion: [[IncrediblyLamePun Sticks up]] for Lion-O for ill (defending his brash tactics) and for good (demanding that others be patient and have faith in his potential)
* TheChick: [[ReconstructedTrope Reconstructed]] with depth. A LightningBruiser PraetorianGuard, Cheetara also plays the role of "spiritual female peacekeeper" straight as both ''[[GoodShepherd an actual priest]]'' and the group's conflict mediator. Though much of this consists of [[TheChampion championing]] Lion-O, she also occasionally sides with Tygra, once joining him in trying to talk Lion-O down from a vengeful rage, and in another instance, explaining to Lion-O why Tygra is TheResenter.
* [[spoiler:ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Tygra.]]
* ChurchMilitant: A member of Jaga's [[TheOrder Clerics]] - [[PraetorianGuard the Guardians of the Crown]].
* CoolBigSis: to Lion-O and the Thunderkittens, without the snark.
* CustomUniformOfSexy: Wears... less than her fellow cats. Justified as her light gear is compatible with her super speed.
* TheEmpath: Cheetara is able to discern presence and the mood of spirits inhabiting the forest of Magi Oar.
* [[ForgotAboutHisPowers Forgot About Her Powers]]: Cheetara has a tendency to not use her SuperSpeed or Magic Staff's powers, which could allow her to instantly win most fights.
* GoodShepherd: A cleric who often serves as Lion-O's counselor
* TheHeart: Motherly and kind, never losing her cool or compassion.
* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn: [[spoiler: Throughout the first 13 episodes, she unintentionally sends the wrong signals to Lion-O, which both he and Tygra interprets as Cheetara having feelings for him.]]
* IdiotHair: Averted, she has a bit of a cowlick but is otherwise intelligent, save for her [[ForgotAboutHisPowers Forgot About Her Powers]] moments.
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: A warrior and loyalist to the crown, Cheetara would gladly give her life in battle. She faces death with grace and dignity.
** Facing death in battle in "Song of the Petalars" Cheetara says: "My service to the Crown has been a cherished privilege."
** Cheetara chooses to share a NowOrNeverKiss [[spoiler: with Tygra]] rather than run from death in "The Curse of Ratilla."
* KingIncognito: Or rather PraetorianGuard Incognito. In a reversal of Lion-O's circumstances, all she need do is ''remove'' her Cleric's uniform to dutifully shadow the wandering Lion-O without his knowing.
* LadyOfWar
* LastOfHerKind: The SoleSurvivor of her [[TheOrder order]].
* LightningBruiser: She's a better fighter than both Tygra and Lion-O, with the bonus of SuperSpeed.
* LovedINotHonorMore: [[spoiler: She loves Tygra, but for the first thirteen episodes she did not act on her feelings instead preforming her duties as a Cleric to be Lion-O's [[GoodShepherd adviser]], [[PraetorianGuard guard]], and [[UndyingLoyalty loyal supporter]]. Unfortunately this leads to Lion-O thinking she has a BodyguardCrush on him.]]
* LoveMakesYouDumb: After declaring her love [[spoiler: for Tygra, Cheetara is informed by Lion-O that "everything" in their relationship had now changed, and she is relegated to the sidelines in the quest for the stones.]] Cheetara then shifts her role as cleric [[spoiler: to the other royal brother, and acts as a cleric providing protection and support for Tygra.]]
** {{Subverted}} in "The Curse of Ratilla," where she uses the power of her magic to help Lion-O [[spoiler: break Jaga's curse on the Sword of Plun-Darr, and her affection for Tygra helps her survive the mission]]. She might still have been too distracted [[spoiler: by her flirting with Tygra]] to consider the consequences of her actions, [[spoiler: for instance, to think through whether liberating the sword was a good idea or not.]]
* [[FriendOrIdolDecision Love or King Decision]]: She had to make a choice between helping Lion-O fight [[spoiler:against Slithe and Addicus while Kanar held Tygra hostage and ready to kill him or surrender, which means they would all likely die. She picks Tygra and throws down her weapon.]]
* MagicKnight: According to her character page on the official website, Jaga's training has made her just as adept at magic as she is at combat.
* MagicStaff: Her new weapon, courtesy of [[spoiler:Viragor]]. Couple this with the above trope and she is bound to be [[RuleOfCool an even more amazing combatant]].
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Towards Lion-O, fueling his crush. [[spoiler: which Lion-O calls her out on. AND she continues doing it after she gets with Tygra.]]
* MementoMacGuffin: The flower she got from Tygra when she was just a little girl and ''still'' carries around. The flower is actually plot and character important, however, as it is revealed that Tygra's act of kindness (without mentioning the nutritive value of the flower's petals) allowed Cheetara to endure her test of patience and ultimately become the woman she is now. [[spoiler: And of course, this is what made Cheetara choose Tygra over Lion-O from the beginning.]]
* MrExposition: When Jaga's unavailable, Cheetara explains things to her fellow [=ThunderCats=].
* MsFanservice: Her model sheets show that her top ''does'' zip up all the way to her neck, she just doesn't bother to do it. You baaaaad kitty.
** She also gets a little bit of MaleGaze (though only with the camera so far).
** Doesn't hurt that she's voiced by a very deserving [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuelle_Chriqui former AskMen.com Most Desirable Woman]].
* MysteriousProtector: To Lion-O, quietly shadowing him as he sneaks off to Thundera's slums, stepping in only when he's headlocked by one more mugger than he can handle, and popping up again when he needs help against an AngryMob.
* NextTierPowerUp: After her [[WeaponOfChoice staff]] gets broken, she receives a replacement made from the wood of a magical forest.
* ObliviousToLove: If she knows about either of the brothers' feelings, (or their [[SiblingTriangle active conflict]]) she ain't saying. [[spoiler:In Episode 13, it's revealed that she returns Tygra's feelings, but never had the chance to tell him until now.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: One of the reasons she became a Cleric is because she had no family to turn to.
* PluckyGirl
* {{Protectorate}}: Lion-O, naturally.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], Cheetara is established good from the start, despite her eye color.
* RetractableWeapon: Cheetara's SimpleStaff retracts for easy storage.
* SexyMentor: Lion-O's mind tends to be... ''elsewhere'' when Cheetara is providing guidance.
* SexyPriest: Tygra even [[TheCharmer tips her a wink]] when she's sporting her vestments, a FullBodyDisguise that leaves only her ''eyes'' visible. [[JustifiedTrope Justified because Tygra probably knew it was Cheetara based solely on her eyes.]]
* ShesGotLegs
* SimpleStaff: Her weapon, along with her fellow Clerics.
* [[spoiler: SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: This is the reason she chose to be with Tygra.]]
* StatuesqueStunner: Consistently shown to be ''taller'' than Lion-O '''and''' Tygra, and until Panthro joined she was ''the'' tallest member of the Pride.
* SuperReflexes: Part of her SuperSpeed. Cheetara uses it to get through a room of whirling blades in a TempleOfDoom.
* SuperSpeed: And apparently, without the handicap of the original Cheetara. Prone to ForgotAboutHisPowers though.
* TeamMom: Yeah, still, but {{downplayed}}. More like CoolBigSis.
**Zig-zagged in "Survival of the Fittest." When left with the kids,[[spoiler: she makes them hunt for their own food, and threatens them with sleeping outside in the cold should they come home empty-handed.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: She was the first Thundercat to have complete faith in Lion-O. [[spoiler: It shows when her eyes glow when Lion-O calls "THUNDERCATS HOOOO!" in "Journey to the Tower of Omens".]]
* WeaponOfChoice: Her Cleric's SimpleStaff. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when it gets broken: "I ''loved'' that staff!" Later gets a MagicStaff.
* {{What The Hell Hero}}ine? : [[spoiler: Lion-O delivers one to her in "New Alliances" for (albeit unintentionally) leading him on.]]
* WreckedWeapon: Loses her Cleric's staff when it breaks in the jaws of Viragor.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Thunderkittens]]
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-->''Voiced by: Madeleine Hall (Wilykit) and Eamon Pirruccello (Wilykat)''

The Thunderkittens Wilykit and Wilykat start out as homeless pickpockets and beggars living in the slums. After the destruction of Thundera leaves them with nowhere else to go, they elect to tag along with Lion-O's party, for better or for worse.
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!!Tropes associated with the Thunderkittens:
* TheArtfulDodger: Though they both dream of wealth and comfort, they're generally remarkably good at surviving Thundera's slums with a cheerful outlook and an arsenal of tricks.
* BadassAdorable: Amongst their feats, the Thunderkittens have outwitted a [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giant]] by dosing themselves with a fruit that induces CaffeineBulletTime and leading him straight into carefully laid tripwire.
* BareYourMidriff: Wilykit. Since her age is in the single digits, the usual FanService is ([[LolitaComplex hopefully]]) averted.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: They are kind, cheerful, intelligent children who are not to be underestimated.
** Case in point, they charge at [[TheDreaded Mumm-ra.]] While he's in his [[OneWingedAngel Ever-Living]] form. And he had just [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] Panthro. While it unquestioningly would have ended with them as a pair of greasy smears on the walls had Mumm-ra stuck around, their willingness to stand up to him is impressive.
* BigEater: They can eat a LOT.
* BizarreInstrument: Wilykit's flute is a white ring-shaped device. [[http://www.shapeways.com/model/751036/ringflute.html?li=search-results&materialId=63 You may now buy one (unofficially), and yes, it plays.]]
* BrotherSisterTeam
* CatSmile: Other than Snarf they're the only ones who do it.
* [[CheerfulChild Cheerful Children]]: They're remarkably optimistic, despite having grown up in the slums of TheEmpire.
* CuteKitten[=/=]DeliberatelyCuteChild: They purposely [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this to convince Lion-O to take them along, CatSmile, FauxPaw and cute meowing included. In general, they overplay their cuteness to manipulate others.
* DelinquentHair: Wilykit's purple SkunkStripe
* EarsAsHair: By WordOfGod, most of what was previously believed to be their hair is, in fact, ''[[http://crewofomens.tumblr.com/post/8435103220/i-first-saw-thundercats-on-toonami-when-i-was-young their ears]]''. Yes, this means that Wilykit [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wileykitears_1440.jpg ties hers back]].
* FantasticCasteSystem: WordOfGod [[http://crewofomens.tumblr.com/post/8435103220/i-first-saw-thundercats-on-toonami-when-i-was-young states]] there are two types of cat-people in Thundera, those who don't have tails and those who do. Those who don't are Thundera's elite, those who do are consigned to poverty. The Thunderkittens, having tails, are introduced as {{Artful Dodger}}s in Thundera's slums.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Wilykit's outfit lacks a sleeve, and both twins wear only one...
* [[FingerlessGloves Fingerless Glove]]
* FiveFingerDiscount: How the twins survive in the slums.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: They refuse to hunt down living creatures, and they make friends with citizens of different species. [[spoiler: This becomes a ChekhovsSkill when they manage to unite members of all the different races together against Mumm-Ra in the final episode.]]
* GenreSavvy:
** Employ ObfuscatingStupidity against a [[{{Fishmen}} Fish Man]] who plans to eat them, just so they can get a free meal while he "stuffs" them.
** Also, when the [=ThunderCats=] were facing a BoobyTrap [[SpikesOfDoom spike pit]] already triggered by using [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles a wrong key]] in a LockAndKeyPuzzle, they shrugged off the problem and, StatingTheSimpleSolution, [[spoiler:opened the door by ''picking the lock.'']]
* GrapplingHookPistol[=/=]RazorFloss[=/=]VariableLengthChain: Wilykat has a primative version of a grappling hook pistol in his flink, a thin cord with a small grapple on the end, attached to a reel.
* [[GreaterNeedThanMine Greater Need Than Ours]]: They ran away from home so that their mother could focus on taking care of their younger siblings.
** HeroicSacrifice: Given their youth, their actions fall directly under this.
* HoverBoard: The kittens are eventually given a pair by the Ro-Bear Berbils.
* IdiotBall: Normally WiseBeyondTheirYears, GenreSavvy Kit [[spoiler: ruins the [=ThunderCats=]' ambush to save the Elephants by yelling at the bad guys to [[WhatAnIdiot leave them alone.]]]]
* IdiotHair: Wilykat has a high-standing forelock
* InfantImmortality: They start the series by being two of the few survivors of Thundera, right after an emergency shelter was destroyed, killing everyone inside.
* KidAppealCharacter: A combination of types 1 and 3, Clowns and Ankle-biters. As {{Artful Dodger}}s, teasing, trickery, pranks and theft are their forms of attack.
* LittleMissConArtist: Wilykit, in her role as a StreetMusician.
* LovableRogue: Though skilled thieves who have little problem with nicking whatever they need to survive, they have standards. They prefer to target [[AssholeVictim jerks]] to start with, and don't want to hurt anyone or anything who hasn't tried to harm them or others.
** "Survival of the Fittest" provides backstory on this. [[spoiler: After their father died, leaving their mother to support them and their younger siblings by herself, they ran away from home to reduce the number of mouths to feed (and also to try to find enough riches for them all to live comfortably). This story is juxtaposed against their unwillingness to kill a family of non-sapient animals for food, even protecting said creatures from a giant predator.]]
* MagicalFlautist: Posing as an innocuous StreetMusician, Wilykit uses her flute music to put people [[MagicMusic into a trance]] while her brother steals from them.
* ModestyShorts: Kit wears what are essentially bloomers under her skirt.
* MulticoloredHair: Wilykat's is white and light brown with a dark brown [[IdiotHair high forelock]]. Wilykit's is red with a purple SkunkStripe.
* MythologyGag[=/=]WholeCostumeReference: Dressed in beggars' rags, the Thunderkittens must steal new clothes from some pillaging Lizards, which are modeled after their original series' outfits.
* NonIdenticalTwins: Avoid being HalfIdenticalTwins purely through their different coloring and slightly different builds.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: They're well aware that the Fish Man cook was stuffing them to later kill and cook them, they were just playing dumb to get a good meal out of it before making their escape.
* PluckyComicRelief: Share this role with Snarf.
* PowerOfTrust: Wilykit in "Trials of Lion-o". She never stopped believing that Lion-o would eventually rescue them [[spoiler: despite she and the others witnessing his death, which made the others give up on that idea]]. Hell, she beat out Cheetara in that regard.
* TheRunaway: a particular case in that the two kittens had a loving family. [[spoiler:They left their home because their mother hadn't enough food for everyone, which included two other unnamed siblings, after the father's death.]]
* RunningOnAllFours: They sometimes do this; their tails clearly provide balance.
* TheRoper: Wilykat flags down [[TheMark marks]] to pitch his sister's music to.
* {{Self Made Orphan}}s: They ran away from home so that their mother could focus on taking care of their younger siblings.
* StickyFingers: They may usually be GenreSavvy, but when they see [[SchmuckBait gold]] in a TempleOfDoom, they just can't help themselves.
* StreetMusician[=/=]WanderingMinstrel: Outside of her con-artistry, Wilykit is perfectly adept at playing her flute recreationally, amusing herself in Thundera's ruins and "playing off" the Petalars as they bid the [=ThunderCats=] a happy goodbye.
* {{Street Urchin}}s: Rudely referred to as such by a LowerclassLout they promptly rob blind. In their less savvy days, they did indeed fit the description.
* TagalongKid: Both of them.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Of the one-letter difference variety.
* TomboyishPonytail: Wilykit, to go along with her tomboyish voice.
* TreasureMap: The twins are looking for a map to [[CityOfGold El Dara, a city full of treasure]].
* TricksterTwins: Experienced shysters both.
* UndyingLoyalty: Kit is extremely loyal to Lion-o to the point of refusing to believe he was truly gone.
* YouLeaveHimAlone: Wilykit - "No one touches my friend!"
* WeaponOfChoice: Wilykit has her flute, Wilykat his flink
* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: When sugar-high. It makes them look positively manic.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pumyra]]
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-->''Voiced by: Pamela Adlon''

A refugee forced to fight as a gladiator in a city of dogs. She is initially very hostile towards Lion-O. but is slowly warming up to him. As a member of the team, Pumyra specializes in ranged combat with her wrist-mounted crossbow, and is quite agile.
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!!Tropes associated with Pumyra:
* ActionGirl: The TechnicalPacifist from the first series is nowhere to be seen here. This time, Pumyra hands out butt-kicking in spades.
** [[spoiler: DarkActionGirl: After TheReveal that she's TheMole.]]
* [[spoiler:AdaptationalVillainy]]
* AllAmazonsWantHercules: Not in the sense that she wants to be dominated by a stronger male, but that she is drawn to a male who can protect and defend her from harm. [[spoiler:During a losing fight against Mummra, she notably spends the final parts of the battle behind Lion-O for safety.]]
* AngelFaceDemonFace: In her first appearance she's angry and resentful so her design is more harsh and jagged, but as she calms down and gets to know Lion-O more her design softens to be a bit more cute and classically beautiful.
** May also be a {{Foreshadowing}} of [[spoiler:her [[SixthRangerTraitor true nature]]]].
* AscendedExtra: One of the least-developed characters in the old show, the producers have confirmed that she plays a bigger part this time and has multiple episodes written around her.
* {{Badass}}: She's fought against opponents much larger than herself while she was a gladiatrix slave and remained undefeated, they were even ''advertising'' her fights.
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead]]: [[spoiler: Turned out Pumyra was dead all along, having died at the fall of Thundara, then revived by Mumm-Ra to be used as his puppet]].
* BarefootCartoonAnimal[=/=]DoesNotLikeShoes: More than the other cats, anyway. Unlike the other [=ThunderCats=], who wear some type of footwear, Pumyra does not. Could be her preference or from her time as a slave. She doesn't even wear the spat-like thingies other cats have.
* BigOlEyebrows: They actually wrap around her face and connect to her facial markings to form...
** HotBloodedSideburns
* [[spoiler: BitchInSheepsClothing]]
* BoobsOfSteel: As one of the adult females in the group and a fierce warrior, this applies. It's not as obvious because Pumyra's dress covers more than Cheetara's top does (and because she's not ''quite'' as busty as her), but it's still there.
* BrokenBird: Has some shades of this, if her initial reaction to Lion-O in "The Pit" and her rage at her former captors in "The Curse of Ratilla" is anything to go by. Subverted, however, in that she seems to be getting better through her interactions with Lion-O.
** [[RuleOfThree Once again...]][[spoiler: [[YankTheDogsChain Nnnnnnnnope.]] ]]
* CharacterDevelopment: When we first meet Pumyra, she has nothing but scathing revilement for Lion-O, who she thinks abandoned his people. Over the course of her debut episodes and the ones that follow, she develops growing respect and affection for the young king as he proves his worth and devotion to her. [[spoiler: In "Recipe for Disaster," she even gives him a kiss on the cheek.]]
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: She gets Lion-O captured when he tries to sneak her out because she (loudly) insists he get away from her.
* [[spoiler: TheDarkChick: To Mumm-Ra, considering that she's been his spy all along.]]
* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: The season finale reveals she had died during the attack on Thundera, and Mumm-Ra brought her back, possibly little more than a revenge filled shadow of her former self.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Inverted. ''She's'' the one who defeats Lion-O, but he wins her over specifically because he refused to fight against his own kind.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Pumyra's been hardened and embittered from her life as a slave. Her interactions with Lion-O slowly break that down. [[spoiler:Apparently faked, however.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Pumyra vowed to win her freedom from the Pit by winning a set amount of battles despite most of said matches not clearly being in her favor.
* DistressedDamsel: Fantastic classical symbolism with Pumyra being [[spoiler:[[ChainedToARock tied to a rock]] in "The Birth of the Blades" like Andromeda of Greek mythology (but clothed.) Not threatened with being eaten by a beast as Andromeda was until later in "Recipe for Disaster"(while untied).]]
** {{Deconstructed}}: in [[spoiler: "What Lies Above, Part 2." When the hero inadvertently leaves her helpless and feeling abandoned under a rock, she does a FaceHeelTurn and hooks up with the beast.]]
* [[spoiler:DyingAlone]]: And she blames Lion-O for it, to the point that [[spoiler:she hooks up with Mumm-Ra (the one who attacked Thundera in the first place) for a chance at revenge.]]
* EraSpecificPersonality: Her 80's incarnation was a TechnicalPacifist and much more of a FlatCharacter compared to the other 'Cats. This version of her, well... not so much.
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]
* FemmeFatale: [[spoiler:Big reveal in "What Lies Above, Part 2"]]
* [[spoiler: TheGlomp: She pounces on Lion-O at the end of "Recipe for Disaster" in order to kiss him.]]
* [[spoiler: HeroesWantRedheads: More specifically, Pumyra wants Lion-O. [[SubvertedTrope Wants him dead, that is.]]]]
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Beneath that hardened exterior is a softer side. Lion-o mentioned this to her after she helped a baby winged-frog back into its nest, followed by her dry reminder that they were supposed to be searching for firewood.
* HonorBeforeReason: Suffers a bad bout of this in [[spoiler: "What Lies Above Part 1" where she's willing to steal the Tech Stone from the Birds [[ColonyDrop causing their city to fall to the earth]] (which would have killed millions) all for the sake of the cats.]]
* HotBlooded: She's taken over this role from Lion-O.
* [[spoiler: {{Hypocrite}}: Even ignoring the fact that she wants revenge on someone who was too far to either hear or see her, she willing chose to be resurrected and serve Mumm-ra, the very being who not only attacked her home, but also enslaved her people and was the one pretty much caused her death in the first place.]]
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Case in point: In "Birth of the Blades" every single shot she fired was a headshot, and this is while she's also jumping and flipping around
* KnightTemplar: Pumyra was willing to [[spoiler: ''destroy a city'' to obtain the tech stone, and kill lackey enslaver rat Mordax]] in the name of supporting the Thunderan people.
* MadeASlave: She started out in Ratar-O's mining pit, but was eventually sold as a fighter for the Pit.
* MagicSkirt: All those acrobatics and she's never flashed anyone? ''Sorcery,'' surely.
* [[spoiler: ManipulativeBitch]]
* TheMedic: She's seen tending to Lion-O's wounds after they're freed. Granted, she ''inflicted'' those wounds...
** HelloNurse
* MiniDressOfPower
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]
* MsFanservice: ''Much'' more fanservicey than her 80's counterpart.
* MultiShot: She's capable of firing multiple bolts at once from her crossbow.
* NeverMyFault: She has a bad tendency to blame Lion-O for ''everything'', including things that actually her fault. The end of "Birth of Blades" suggests she may be aware of this and get better.
* NubileSavage: Very much in design if not quite execution.
* ObliviousToLove: In "Recipe for Disaster," her reaction to [[spoiler: Lion-O]]'s initial attempts at courtship range from oblivious to annoyed. Later, when he lands a daring attack on Mumm-Ra to protect her? Her reaction is [[spoiler: [[AvertedTrope MUCH ]]more [[SmoochOfVictory enthusiastic.]] ]] In "What Lies Above" part two, she admits that she was wholly aware of how Lion-O felt [[spoiler:and was manipulating him all along.]]
* ReplacementLoveInterest: For [[spoiler: Lion-O. From the look of things, it seems to be working out.]] [[spoiler:[[ShipSinking Nope]], [[TheMole it isn't]].]]
* [[spoiler:RescueRomance]]: Pumyra's heart is impervious to trivial things like flowers and compliments, but the ever classical [[spoiler:rescue]] will melt the ice around it with [[SmoochOfVictory instant rewards]]. [[spoiler:Or so it seems.]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: Her resentment-induced rage toward Lion-O alerts the guards and gets them both roped into a death match when she could have escaped with him, and ''then'' she berates him. Later she abandons their plan to rescue the Thunderan captives to attack a rat who was beating a slave.
** [[spoiler:She works for Mumm-Ra despite the fact that he was responsible for her death in the first place.]]
* SamaritanRelationshipStarter: Textbook example. [[spoiler:Until it's all revealed to be a lie.]]
* SecondLove: To Lion-O, following Cheetara.
* ShesGotLegs: Does she ''ever.'' It's emphasized by her miniskirt, and a garter that her bolo hangs onto.
* ShipTease: When Lion-O tells her about [[spoiler: how he's come to terms with the resolution of]] the LoveTriangle between him, Cheetara, and Tygra, Pumyra's got this little gem:
-->'''Pumyra:''' (Looking at him with a playful smirk) "Maybe it's time you move on to someone else." (Cue flustered double-take by Lion-O).
** Which is lampshaded a few seconds later by an irritated Panthro:
--->'''Panthro:''' "Enough ''flirting;'' let's do something about those slaves."
** Another example comes at the end of "Birth of the Blades:" [[spoiler: after Lion-O saves her from Mumm-Ra, she apologizes for how harsh she's been to him, promising her UndyingLoyalty. When he insists that she [[DoNotCallMeSir call him by name]], she agrees while gently caressing his face.]]
** In "Recipe for Disaster" Lion-O [[spoiler: keeps trying to openly court her]] (and failing miserably). In the final battle [[spoiler: he saves her (yet again) from Mumm-Ra, and she pounces on him with a SmoochOfVictory, and then continues clinging to him after everything is over.]]
** In "What Lies Above Part 1" [[spoiler: She and Lion-O share a tender moment before they take off in the Feliner to look for the third stone and later in the episode she lays her head on his shoulder and purrs "Orders, My King?" when they break out of their room.]]
** [[spoiler:ShipSinking as of her revelation as a traitor.]]
* SixthRanger: The true SixthRanger (especially if you count the Thunderkittens together).
** [[spoiler:SixthRangerTraitor: Loyal to Mumm-Ra.]]
* [[spoiler: SmoochOfVictory]]: [[spoiler: To Lion-o upon the defeat of Mumm-ra's dragon form]].
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Abrasive and hot-blooded most of the time, but every now and then [[spoiler: usually thanks to Lion-O proving himself as a king worthy of her respect, or if she sees someone or something in need]], she shows a softer side.
* SuperWristGadget: The gauntlet on her left wrist contains a collapsible crossbow, her primary [[WeaponOfChoice weapon of choice]].
* TomboyishPonytail: Combined with...
** TomboyishSidetails
* TrickArrow: The pellets she uses as ammo for her crossbow boast a wide array of armaments aside from the simple metal bearings, including explosives.
* TryingNotToCry: She almost breaks down during her TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Lion-O, the first hint that there's something more under all her anger and bitterness.
* {{Tsundere}}: ''Definitely'' a Type A. She's ready to ''kill'' Lion-O until she understands that he didn't just abandon his people, that he's been fighting as hard as anyone else against Mumm-Ra, and that he would lay down his life for any of his fellow cats. Afterwards, she warms up to him, even bandaging his wounds, and spends the next episode alternating between sparring and ''flirting'' with him.
** "The Birth of the Blades" shows this aspect of her character even more. Pumyra berates Lion-O throughout the episode for failing to save his people when they were enslaved by the Rats, and also calls him out on some of his more reckless-seeming tactics even when they work. After he manages to fend off Kaynar and Atticus, [[spoiler: then saves Pumyra from Mumm-Ra at the cost of losing the Sword of Plundarr]], Pumyra softly praises Lion-O for his actions and berates herself for her lack of faith. When Lion-O admits that she [[MadeASlave had a good reason for that,]] she gently chides him to not get mushy on her...then gently strokes his cheek when he [[DoNotCallMeSir insists that she address him by name, and not "Your Majesty."]]
** In "Recipe for Disaster" [[spoiler: she's mostly unaware and annoyed at his attempts to woo her, but after he attacks Mumm-Ra [[ItMakesSenseInContext (more specifically, Mumm-Ra inhabiting the body of a dragon/dinosaur)]] to save her from being eaten, she pounces on him and gives him an enthusiastic kiss on the cheek.]]
** In "What Lies Above Part 1" [[spoiler: She's ''very'' cozy with Lion-O, at one point even placing her head on his shoulder and purring "My King" in his ear, but when he refuses to take the tech stone from the Birds because it would send their city crashing down to Third Earth below she pushes him away and berates him for refusing to "make the tough choices."]]
** TheReveal from "What Lies Above Part 2" suggests [[spoiler:any goodness, sweetness, or kindness from her were all an act as part of her ploy to get close for betrayal and {{Revenge}}, making her a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk]].
* UndyingLoyalty: Pledges this to Lion-O in "Birth of the Blades" after he repeatedly saves her even at cost to himself.
** [[spoiler:Subverted; she's really TheMole all along.]]
* WaifFu: Other than the Kittens she's the only Thundercat ''shorter'' than Lion-O and has a leaner build than Cheetara (probably because of her time as a mistreated slave). Her fighting style is highly acrobatic with lots of jumps and flips.
* WalkingSpoiler
* WeaponOfChoice: A bola and wrist-mounted crossbow, essentially splitting her primary weapon from the original series in two.
** As seen in "The Curse of Ratilla," she also has a small dagger sheathed to the back of her hips for close-quarters combat.
* WhatTheHellHero: She calls Lion-O out on leaving Thundera's survivors leaderless.
* WhenSheSmiles: Her voice softens as well, taking on a rather lovely purr. Goes well in hand with her being a {{Tsundere}}.
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds:]] [[DespairEventHorizon Feeling abandoned]], Pumyra turns her rage toward Thundera's leader.
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[[folder:Snarf]]
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--> ''Voiced by: Creator/SatomiKoorogi''

Snarf is Lion-O's loyal pet and, unlike his previous incarnation, does not speak. [[note]]Nor does he act like a neurotic 70 year old nanny.[[/note]]
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!!Tropes associated with Snarf:
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Clearly comprehends speech, enough to become frightened when an enemy proposes that Lion-O DuelToTheDeath.
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: The two-minute short "Snarf: Butterfly Blues" sees Snarf frantically protecting an infant Lion-O from danger as he obliviously chases a butterfly.
* ButtMonkey: The more things change the more they stay the same.
* CastingGag: Snarf has [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap transformed]] from the [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats original]]'s TalkingAnimal NonHumanSidekick with a VerbalTic to a TeamPet who can only PokemonSpeak. His voice actress is Creator/SatomiKoorogi, who voiced Togepi and Pichu in the anime of ''[[{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]''.
* TheConfidant: Lion-O freely [[SurrogateSoliloquy expresses insecurities]] to Snarf that he won't to his family. Snarf [[EmpathyPet does his best]] to lend an ear.
* DemotedToExtra: Plays a ''much'' smaller role in this series. Sometimes halfway through the episode you find yourself remembering he's still in this version and wondering where he is.
* EmpathyPet[=/=]LoyalAnimalCompanion: For Lion-O, who uses him as sounding board for his issues, and frequently for the Thunderkittens. If "Snarf: Butterflies Blues" is any indication, Snarf has been by Lion-O's side since the prince was a baby.
* EvilDetectingDog: Snarf knows well before Lion-O that the Duelist is [[ObviouslyEvil bad news]]. [[spoiler:He also freaks out over a crow cawing at them at the entrance to the Swordsmans' town. What did Mumm-Ra turn into?]]
* GreenEyes: Yellow green, fully AnimalEyes, in contrast to Cats' visible white sclera
* GrewASpine: Snarf seemed to be nothing but a LovableCoward, unlike his original series counterpart who was annoying but helpful.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Snarf is a domestic cat crossed with one very specific, [[WesternAnimation/TheHobbit bat-eared feline dragon]].
* NearlyNormalAnimal: Level 2, Mostly Normal. Has covered his eyes in terror, razzed himself in a mirror, and (poorly) mimicked Lion-O's fighting style with a stick. Has also gasped and shaken his head vigorously, mouth shut, while making a "''noonoo''" noise on hearing that Lion-o is to DuelToTheDeath.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: His 2011 redesign is this. Fans are already demanding plushies.
* PokemonSpeak: He often utters "Snarf" in between animal noises, as a MythologyGag to the original's VerbalTic.
* ShoutOut: As with the original, his design is a SuperDeformed tribute to RankinBass' version of [[WesternAnimation/TheHobbit Smaug]]. Paradoxically, the resemblance is greater ''[[http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/File:Rankin-Bass%27_Smaug.jpg now]],'' with Snarf's feline features increased.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl
* TeamPet
* TheUnintelligible: He does not speak, but Lion-O appears to understand him just fine. By WordOfGod, [[http://www.digitalmonkeybox.com/wondercon_2011_thundercats.htm this dynamic]] is a ShoutOut to Chewbacca and Han Solo, or R2-D2 and Luke of ''Franchise/StarWars''.
* VerbalTicName: "Snaaaarrrrf!"
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[[folder:Jaga]]
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-->''Voiced by: Creator/CoreyBurton''

Head of Thundera's Cleric warriors before [[spoiler:sacrificing himself to ensure Lion-O and his group escape.]]
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!!Tropes associated with Jaga:
* TwentyFourHourArmor: Wears a breastplate beneath his PimpedOutCape, huge [[ShouldersOfDoom pauldrons]] atop it, and a [[CoolHelmet spiked helm]].
* BadassBeard[=/=]WizardBeard
* BadassGrandpa: Fully capable of dispatching a WalkingTank on his own.
* BadassMustache
* BattleCry: "[[ChurchMilitant Clerics]], to the death."
* ChurchMilitant: Head of his Clerics, the Guardians of the Crown
* TheConfidant: Deftly convinces Lion-O to admit to having a vision, but decides that the details can wait.
* CoolHelmet: Breaks with the uniform of his Clerics, wearing a nicely spiked metal helm ornamented with a gem.
* CoolOldGuy
* CourtMage
* CozyVoiceForCatastrophes: In his OpeningMonologue, Jaga describes the ''necessity'' of Thundera's doom in an almost reassuringly pleasant tone.
* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath]]
* TheFatalist: Takes this tack particularly in his OpeningMonologue:
-->'''Jaga:''' ...and though omens foretold in the book would be ignored, the tragedy to come was ''necessary''.
** He also speaks with prophetic certainty where Lion-O is concerned: informing him that the Book of Omens predicted that Thundera's greatest king would have "[[{{Precognition}} sight beyond sight]]," because he's well aware Lion-O has had a vision.
* GoodShepherd: Offers guidance and encouragement to Lion-O.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Attempts one to buy time for Lion-O and the others to escape. Except it's soundly averted, as the next episode he is sucked into a lantern making him look like the original ghost form he had.]]
** [[spoiler: He sacrifices himself again, later, making use of the fact that Mumm-Ra sealed him in a ''[[WeakenedByTheLight lantern]].'']]
* KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge: His Kingdom and his King only ''believe'' in the Book of Omens and think it lost, so much so, they sent their best generals questing for years. Not only does he ''know'' it exists, he's always known [[spoiler: its ''exact location.'']]
* MagicKnight
* [[spoiler:MentorOccupationalHazard]]
* MisterExposition: He narrates the OpeningMonologue and regularly explains things for Lion-O and the viewer.
* TheObiWan: Fairly standard as the old mentor/quest giver.
* OldMaster: Quite impressive on the field of battle.
* OldRetainer: "Be easy on [Lion-O], Claudus. Remember when you were his age, your father wasn't always pleased with you either."
* ParentalSubstitute:
** Has this kind of dynamic with Lion-O, defending him to Claudus, often being there with advice and support where Claudus is very much not.
** {{Flashback}}s show he's this towards an orphaned Cheetara as well.
* PimpedOutCape: Moreso than his King, surprisingly
* [[spoiler:SealedGoodInACan: He is sealed into a magical lantern that forces him to reveal the location of the Book of Omens...Although he does manage to lead Mumm-Ra's mooks around in circles for a time]]
* SecretSecretKeeper: Is fully aware that Lion-O saw a vision in the Sword of Omens, and offhandedly mentions the existence of "[[{{Precognition}} Sight Beyond Sight]]" while convincing Lion-O to confide in him. Unfortunately, he decides to let Lion-O get back to a party and hear him out later.
* [[spoiler: SenselessSacrifice: In his YouShallNotPass he buys them all of five seconds. A rock wall blocks the path right as he's blasted, so he could have easily gotten away despite his earlier injury.]]
* ShouldersOfDoom: Tremendous white rounded pauldrons, with grey accents and gold edging, in common with his Clerics.
* [[spoiler:SparedByTheAdaptation]]: Briefly, in an interesting example of toying with audience expectations.
* [[spoiler:SpiritAdvisor[=/=]VirtualGhost]]: Tells Lion-O what there is to know about the Book of Omens.
* StaffOfAuthority: His crosier, which he uses to [[PowerGlows power up]] Lion-O's Claw Gauntlet.
* SuperSpeed
* UnreliableNarrator: His OpeningMonologue is shot through with {{Half Truth}}s, neglecting to mention that Third Earth's "peace and prosperity" belongs solely to Thundera's upperclass Cats, or that the ruler's "just heart" does not extend to [[FantasticRacism other species]].
* [[spoiler:YouShallNotPass: After the fall of the city, Jaga stays behind to give Lion-O, Tygra, and Cheetara a few more minutes to escape.]]
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[[folder:Claudus]]
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-->''Voiced by: Larry Kenney''

Lion-O's father and adoptive father to Tygra; he is murdered during TheSiege of Thundera.
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!!Tropes associated with Claudus:
* TwentyFourHourArmor: Part of his RequisiteRoyalRegalia
* AlmostDeadGuy: Has just enough time to say his last words.
* AncestralWeapon: His Sword of Omens
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Wields an AncestralWeapon that OnlyTheChosenMayWield, and has a mane and eyes that match its own coloring.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Can easily mow down multiple Lizards in a single swing.
* BadassBeard
* BadassCape: Black and billowy, particularly during sword fights.
* BadassMustache
* BigGood[=/=]TheGoodKing: For a given value of good; his people love him because he keeps them safe and makes the kingdom prosper but everyone else hates him because he secures the above two for the cats at their expense.
* CoolChair: Has a high-backed golden throne with cat's head armrests and royal blue cushions, which Mumm-Ra later sees fit to commandeer.
* CoolSword: The Sword Of Omens
* DeathByOriginStory: Is assassinated by Mumm-Ra during TheSiege, shaping Lion-O's personal drive to defeat Mumm-Ra.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Affects this attitude during his son Lion-O's RiteOfPassage, testing his swordsmanship skills while [[PunctuatedForEmphasis bellowing]] an oral history of their people.
* TheEmperor: King of Thundera.
* EraSpecificPersonality: His '80s incarnation wasn't anywhere near as much of a KnightTemplar and had a far less rocky relationship with his son (though it was implied that they weren't able to spend as much time together as Lion-O would have liked).
* EtTuBrute: Poor Claudus gets this ''twice''. First his most trusted general helps his enemies destroy his city. Then he's stabbed InTheBack, [[spoiler:after rescuing his other trusted general Panthro from capture. As soon as Lion-O asks "[[LampshadeHanging You, a traitor too]], Panthro?!" the second betrayal is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]], and Panthro is revealed as Mumm-Ra in disguise.]]
* EveryDeviceIsASwissArmyKnife: His Claw Gauntlet does triple duty as scabbard, gauntlet and buckler.
* FamousLastWords: "No matter what happens, you've made me proud today."
* FantasticRacism: Harbors a great deal of this towards 'lesser species' like the Lizards.
* FantasyForbiddingFather: To Lion-O, over his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} hobbies and peculiar ideas about Lizards being persecuted.
* FieryRedHead
* FollowInMyFootsteps: Claudus is the stern father to Lion-O who can't understand why his youngest son is so different from his older adoptive brother Tygra and himself.
* GenreBlindness: We've got a classic fantasy society and a plucky not really grown up prince. All standard fantasy openers at this point demand the death of the king.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: His neat, horizontal scar across the bridge of his nose
* HeroesPreferSwords: "It was the Sword of Omens that defeated Mumm-Ra! That built our empire!"
* HeroicBuild: Arms like tree trunks, this one.
* KingOfBeasts
* KnightTemplar: To the hilt. He finds the idea of protecting stockaded Lizards from being lynched rather incredible.
* LargeAndInCharge: He dwarfs everyone under his command.
* GoodIsNotNice: ShiningCity. BrightCastle. TheGoodKing. NobleBigot. KnightTemplar.
* MythologyGag[=/=]WholeCostumeReference: Out-of-universe, it's not so much that Lion-O's outfit resembles his as his outfit resembles Lion-O's... [[CastingGag for obvious reasons]].
* NobleBigot: A Lizard lynching builds solidarity, but he'll humor his kid and pardon some prisoners just this once.
* OccultBlueEyes: Blue-green eyes, like, his son, part of his AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance.
* ParentalFavoritism: Favors TheDutifulSon, Lion-O's adoptive brother Tygra, even asking him "[[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent Why couldn't [Lion-O] be more like you?]]"
* ThePatriarch: An old-fashioned, fairly inflexible father figure.
* {{Protectorate}}: Thundera and the Cats, at the expense of other Animals.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: A very old-school Thunderian who prefers rule by the sword to engendering mutual understanding with other species. Needless to say, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero this backfires horribly]].
* PunnyName: Claudus rules with "a just heart and razor ''claw''," and has a name one letter away from [[{{Hamlet}} Claudius]], which is easy {{foreshadowing}}.
* RedHeadedHero
* RemakeCameo: Lion-O's father Claudus is voiced by Larry Kenney, the [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats original series]]' Lion-O.
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Claudus sports a small gold wreath-style diadem as a crown, [[ShouldersOfDoom huge, elaborate pauldrons]], a BadassCape, [[TwentyFourHourArmor full cuirass]] and a large [[ChestInsignia belt-mounted]] cabochon.
* RetractableWeapon: The Sword of Omens retracts to dagger length for stowing inside it's scabbard, Claudus' Claw Gauntlet.
* RoyalBlood
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: A terror on the battlefield.
* SacrificialLion: Does not survive TheSiege.
* ShouldersOfDoom: The most intimidating aspect of his relatively understated RequisiteRoyalRegalia, a set of huge, black and silver dual-layered pauldrons that match his BadassCape.
* SoProudOfYou: His last words, directed at Lion-O.
* TroubledSympatheticBigot: Never understands the wrongheadedness of his views, but genuinely wants his [[TheUnfavorite unfavorite]] son Lion-O to be a good king, and wrestles with the idea that his son has rebelled [[CulturalRebel against his culture]] of FantasticRacism while having GrewASpine just as Claudus had hoped. This dissonance leads him to agree to pardon two Lizards that Lion-O has defended from an AngryMob.
* VikingFuneral: Claudus has a funeral pyre below the ruins of his monument.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: All he does, he does in the name of protecting his people.
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: "Why couldn't [Lion-O] be more like you, Tygra?"
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[[folder:Lynx-O]]
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-->''Voiced by: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson''

A general of Thundera's army. Despite being blind, Lynx-O stands guard at the watch tower and uses his heightened senses to detect any danger that approaches the kingdom.
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!!Tropes associated with Lynx-O:
* DisabilitySuperpower: Though blind, Lynx-O [[TheNoseKnows detects the scent]] of an invading Lizard army that's just out of sight of his fellow sentries.
* FourStarBadass: He became the General of the Thundarian Army.
* MartialArtsHeadband
* MilkyWhiteEyes: Due to his blindness.
* MultiethnicName: Like Lion-O, the "-O" suffix of his name seems to be a reference to the "ō" in Japanese names and titles meaning "king."
* SuperSenses
* TheNoseKnows: Can smell the lizard army from very far away.
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