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

* AbnormalAmmo: In "Berbils," mercenary slaver the Conquedor wields a {{BFG}} that fires giant, brightly-colored globs of [[StickySituation adhesive goo]] to stop attacks, while his {{Cute Machine|s}} victims the [[BearyFriendly Ro-Bear]] Berbils later retaliate by building a [[CoveredInGunge green slime]] dispensing turret gun in defense of their village.
* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: In "The Duelist and the Drifter," when Lion-O [[ThrowingDownTheGauntlet challenges]] MasterSwordsman the Duelist to a fight, and [[TheBet raises the stakes]] to winning the Duelist's collection of trophy blades, the Duelist insists that since Lion-O has only ''one'' sword to offer in return, the boy should agree to give up his ''life'' if he loses. Lion-O agrees to the terms.
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: PlayedWith in "The Duelist and the Drifter," where several swordsmen in an AdventureTown {{Invoke|d Trope}} this in the local sword competition, each bragging of their blade and striking a towering, giant boulder to see how deeply it cuts (one prideful PigMan sees his sword [[SubvertedTrope shatter on impact]].) Only Lion-O succeeds, cleaving the boulder in two with a classic DiagonalCut, and winning a hefty purse.
* AdaptationDistillation:
** The [[WordOfGod stated]] [[http://tv.ign.com/articles/117/1176532p2.html aim]] of showrunner Michael Jelenic.
** [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] when series composer Kevin Kliesch worked under producers' requirements to [[RearrangeTheSong rearrange]] and [[TruncatedThemeTune truncate]] the original's ThemeTune from [[http://www.examiner.com/soundtracks-in-national/kevin-kliesch-interview-part-2-a-new-thundercats-series-for-a-new-generation two minutes to ten seconds]] while retaining its signature elements.
* AdvancedAncientAcropolis: Mumm-Ra's FuturisticPyramid is the long-abandoned variation, with Mumm-Ra as its single LivingRelic inhabitant until he begins marshalling his forces. Much more capacious than it first appears, it's inferred as the source of all his army's OffscreenVillainDarkMatter. [[spoiler: This is due its origins as a [[TheBattlestar battlestar]] so massive and populated it housed enough people to invade a planet.]]
* AdventureRebuff: The Drifter delivers several [[ReversePsychology suspiciously]] ambivalent ones to Lion-O when he enters the Swordsmans' Town:
--> '''The Drifter:''' "This is a Swordsmans' town, stranger, and they duel for keeps. ''Leave'', before it's too late. Or don't, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I don't care]]."
* AdventureTowns: While not always towns in the strictest sense, the [=ThunderCats=] travel somewhere new every episode.
** In "The Duelist and the Drifter" The Swordsmans' Town is the first real city Lion-O sees outside of Thundera. Even before entering, he is warned of the danger found therein, particularly for young, cocksure swordsmen like himself. Lion-O ''likes'' adventure.
** In "Berbils," the Ro-Bear Berbil village seems a sweet SugarBowl, until the [=ThunderCats=] bear witness to slavers kidnapping the villagers.
** In "Sight Beyond Sight" an elephant village is plagued with a wasp problem the [=ThunderCats=] try to solve.
** In "Native Son" Lion-O and Tygra discover a [[HiddenElfVillage Hidden Tiger Village]] with a [[TownWithADarkSecret dark secret]].
* AdventuresInComaland: In "Trials of Lion-O" the Spirit Stone forces Lion-O to undertake a VisionQuest in a MentalWorld to prove his worth and overcome his personal issues, [[spoiler: so that he might earn the right to be resurrected.]]
* AdviceBackfire: In "Song of the Petalars" Lion-O mistakenly views Emrick's well-meant advice that ItsTheJourneyThatCounts through his ProudWarriorRace lens, assuming that he and his [=ThunderCats=] should live LikeYouWereDying and [[TheLastDance rush to engage]] an army of Lizard pursuers. They end up needing rescue by a DeusExMachina.
* AllThereInTheManual: The FantasticRacism of non-tailed cats against tailed cats was mentioned [[WordOfGod by the creators]] but has never come up in the show itself.
* AnAesop:
** "Omens Part One" "Sight is useless without action." It's not enough to notice wrongdoing, you must do something about it.
** "Ramlak Rising" teaches us that [[RevengeBeforeReason revenge]] can turn us into [[HeWhoFightsMonsters jackasses]] that alienate all of our friends and family.
** "Song of the Petalars": ItsTheJourneyThatCounts. Life is short, so live it to its fullest.
** "The Duelist and the Drifter": Power alone is rigid; you must be flexible to succeed.
** "Between Brothers": Do not confuse a preference to avoid conflict with weakness or pacifism.
* AesopAmnesia[=/=]BrokenAesop: In "Song of the Petalars," Emrick (questing to restore his people to their homeland) impulsively confronts a bird so large he's outmatched and Lion-O must save him. Lion-O complains of his teenaged stupidity. Later, Lion-O (questing to save his people and their homeland), in his [[JustifiedTrope teenaged stupidity]], impulsively confronts enemy forces so large he's outmatched and a DeusExMachina must save them. When Lion-O attempts this ''again'' in "Old Friends" Panthro quickly [[LampshadeHanging loses]] his patience.
** In "The Pit", Pumyra is on the fence about trusting Lion-O until he nearly gives his life to save her. In "The Curse of Ratilla", Pumyra is on the fence about trusting Lion-O until he nearly gives his life to save her. In "Birth of The Blades"...well, just guess. Of course, this one may be justified, [[spoiler:[[EvilAllAlong knowing what we know]] now.]]
* AffectionateParody: Courtesy of fellow Creator/CartoonNetwork program ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}},'' the skit "[[LOLCats ThunderLOLCats]]" combines the series premise with in-universe references to dozens of [[MemeticMutation internet memes]], starring Creator/WillFriedle as Lion-LOL.
* AfterTheEnd: An OntologicalMystery and DrivingQuestion of the series first arc: How did Thunderian civilization regress so that most forms of [[LostTechnology technology]] are considered lost relics of a bygone age?
* AfterlifeAntechamber: In "Trials of Lion-O," after the Spirit Stone activates to force Lion-O's AdventuresInComaland, he wakes up in a metaphysical waystation where SpiritAdvisor Jaga awaits to provide exposition about Lion-O's impending VisionQuest and open the gateway to his MentalWorld. Once Lion-O is finished there, he travels back to the antechamber for another talk with Jaga.
* AgeCut: In "Into the Astral Plane," Tygra is bitterly glowering when a closeup on his face begins a {{flashback}}, fading into a smiling, big-eyed, gawky, {{Adorkable}} adolescent version of himself.
* AintTooProudToBeg: One stockaded Lizard prisoner sincerely begs for mercy from Lion-O, only for his compatriot to cynically spit that you [[CantArgueWithElves Can't Argue With Cats]].
* AlienBlood: In "Ramlak Rising" the GiantSquid[=/=]ManEatingPlant HybridMonster the Ramlak is shown to have a strange blue ichor dripping from the severed ends of tentacles that Lion-O slices off when it first surfaces from the [[SandIsWater Sand Sea]] and attacks. When Lion-O strikes a mortal blow, its revealed that the monster's blood is, appropriately enough, ''water.''
* AlienInvasion: In "Journey to the Tower of Omens" a massive invading army [[WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture comprised]] of multiple {{Slave Race}}s housed in a giant [[TheBattlestar Battlestar]] are depicted invading a planet to serve as PlanetLooters, combing over land and sea in search of a MacGuffin called the [[AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome War Stone]], by order of their commander.
* AlienSky: Third Earth orbits a [[UsefulNotes/{{Planets}} gas giant]] with a great spot visible on its surface. Two moons are also visible. (Third Earth is implicitly a moon of said gas giant)
* AlikeAndAntitheticalAdversaries: The series begins with homogenous {{Catfolk}} heroes versus a heterogenous group of villains, but the [=ThunderCats=] meet other races over time, coming to realize that such alliances are necessary to defeat Mumm-Ra.
* AllCrimesAreEqual: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. When Lion-O attempts to [[ShamingTheMob shame]] a PowderkegCrowd of Thunderian townspeople by announcing that stockaded Lizard scavengers "don't deserve this [harassment]," their pointman replies: "These barbarians deserve ''death''!" And with that, an AngryMob is born. The surprise comes when King Claudus is incredulous at Lion-O's attempt to ''stop'' them.
* AllEncompassingMantle: Part of the Clerics' FullBodyDisguise.
* AllMythsAreTrue: "[[LostTechnology Technology]]?" Real. [[BigBad Mumm-Ra]]? Real. [[GreatBigBookOfEverything Book of Omens]]? Totally real.
* AllOfThem: In "Between Brothers", when discussing the Lizard army that has surrounded the Elephants' village.
-->'''Panthro''': Bad news. The entire village is surrounded.
-->'''Cheetara''': How many troops?
-->'''Panthro''': If I had to guess, I'd say "All of them."
* AllPlanetsAreEarthLike: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] with Third Earth, which, while superficially similar and suspiciously habitable, is just as often a fantasy world with many organic structures deliberately mixed-and-matched or given a MouseWorld level of detail, as art director Dan Norton explains [[http://tv.ign.com/articles/117/1178363p2.html here]].
* AllThereInTheManual: There's the [[http://crewofomens.tumblr.com Crew Blog]] and the [[http://soundslikejeff.wordpress.com/ Sound Designers' Blog]], and the [[http://dingo107.deviantart.com/ Art Director's [=DeviantArt=] Account]].
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Thundera is besieged and falls to Mumm-Ra, Grune and the Lizards.
* AlternateContinuity[=/=]ContinuityReboot: Of 1985's ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats''
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: [[TheAce Tygra]] wins and loses as much as any other member of the team, but the series makes a point of the fact that Lion-O never defeats him, regardless if it's in the real world, the Astral Plane, or [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind his own mind.]]
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation
** Because FurIsSkin for the [=ThunderCats=]. In particular, Panthro, who codes as a BaldBlackLeaderGuy, is pale blue-gray with black hair.
** When "The Duelist and the Drifter" reveals that more unconventional HumanoidAliens also populate Third Earth, pink, yellow and purple-skinned creatures appear, most notably the lavender-complected RubberForeheadAlien the Duelist.
* AmplifierArtifact[=/=]MineralMacGuffin[=/=]PowerCrystal: The Eye of Thundera [[spoiler:[[SocketedEquipment Alias the Warstone, and also other gems that Mumm-Ra stole.]]]]
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: The Eye of Thundera in the hilt of the Sword of Omens, which Mumm-Ra very much wants ''back,'' thank you. [[spoiler: Not only the Eye of Thundera, but also ''three'' other crystals!]]
* AmusingInjuries: In the 2-minute short "Snarf: Butterfly Blues," Snarf endures a variety of slapstick injuries as Lion-O's BadlyBatteredBabysitter.
* AncestralWeapon: The Sword of Omens has been passed down from the earliest days of the [=ThunderCats=]' empire.
* AncientArtifact: The Sword of Omens, the Claw Gauntlet, and the Book of Omens.
* AncientTradition: Apart from their duties as PraetorianGuard and ChurchMilitant, the Clerics also function as more passive keepers of Thunderian lore, and [[KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge forbidden knowledge]], to guard the Book Of Omens until it must be used.
* AndThisIsFor: When Tygra thinks [[spoiler: Lion-Os dead (which he is)]] he punches the ones who did it while saying That was for me. And that was for [[spoiler: Lion-O]]
* AndroclesLion: In "Omens Part 1", Lion-O saves a pair of stockaded Lizard prisoners from being lynched and frees them. Later, during TheSiege of Thundera, the more ''antagonistic'' of the two repays the favor [[spoiler: by slipping Lion-O the key to his and Tygra's cell.]]
* AnimalEyes: Thunderian Cats have slitted pupils, but visible sclera, while Lizards have fully yellow eyes with slits.
* AnimalJingoism: PlayedForDrama. The [=ThunderCats=] hold themselves up as the SuperiorSpecies, and practice FantasticRacism against Dogs and Lizards. [[spoiler: It's a legacy of the Cats serving as Mumm-Ra's overseers back when he was conquering planets.]]
* AnimalNemesis: "Ramlak Rising" (yet a WholePlotReference to ''Literature/MobyDick'') gives us a peculiar [[InvertedTrope Inversion]]. Ahab-{{Homage}} Captain Koinelius Tunar, a [[{{Fishmen}} Fishman]] who sails the [[SandIsWater sand sea]], has sworn vengeance on the creature who destroyed his home and took his [[AnArmAndALeg eye and leg]]. His nemesis the Ramlak is a giant {{Planimal}}, a ManEatingPlant that's [[HybridMonster hybridized]] with the ambulatory capabilities of a GiantSquid. Like Captain Ahab, Tunar has degenerated into prizing RevengeBeforeReason, and shares Ahab's fate almost exactly, while quoting his dialogue.
* AnimalStereotypes:
** Frequently [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] with Third Earth's Animals in concert with IntelligentGerbil characterizations. Cats are [[CatsAreMean mean]], [[CatsAreMagic magic]], [[CatsAreSuperior superior]], Lions are the KingOfBeasts, ReptilesAreAbhorrent, and so on.
** The Elephant villagers, while very wise, notably [[SubvertedTrope subvert]] the classic "an elephant never forgets" by collectively having [[ForgetfulJones incredibly poor memories]], for which they are apparently infamous.
* AnimalThemeNaming[=/=]ADogNamedDog: Prevalent amongst the Animals, with a few [[OddNameOut odd names out]].
* AnimeHair: Lots. All over the place.
* {{Animesque}}: Though the original series' [[RankinBassProductions Rankin/Bass]] also outsourced production to Japan, the reboot's look and animation by [[Studio4C Studio 4C]] are now explicitly touted as [[http://tv.ign.com/articles/118/1180012p1.html major selling points]]. The Snarf short "Butterfly Blues" even proudly bears the stamp "Made in Japan!"
* AnywhereButTheirLips: In "Into the Astral Plane" Cheetara gives Lion-O a [[MotivationalKiss motivational]] peck on the cheek before he begins his risky journey.
* ApathyKilledTheCat: Thundera at large is confident in its MedievalStasis and magic weapons. Technology is a fairy tale, and anything for sale in the BlackMarket is obviously a fake.
* [[spoiler:ApocalypseHow: Mumm-Ra causes an X-3 in the backstory in order to create the Sword of Plundarr.]]
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Though itself a magical kingdom, most of Thundera outright dismisses technology as the stuff of fairy tales, and are skeptical of the existence of The Book of Omens and Mumm-Ra. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Thundera is depicted as fairly isolated, and their history has fallen into myth.
** In "The Curse of Ratilla," Tygra insists that the titular curse is just superstition meant to keep the slaves in line, despite a long string of near-fatal "coincidental accidents" during his and Cheetara's search for the Sword of Plundarr. Never mind that he's seen firsthand that curses are ''real'' in "Native Son."
* {{Arcadia}}:
** In "Omens Part One" its present in the EpicTrackingShot that introduces Thundera, seen to the south of the walled city.
** In "The Duelist and the Drifter" this is the setting of the Swordmaker's home, full of rolling fields.
* ArtShift: The 2-minute short "Snarf: Butterfly Blues," sees a shift to a bright, simplified squash-and-stretch aesthetic in keeping with its {{Homage}} to old Warner Brothers' shorts.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The ethos of the Cats, as a ProudWarriorRace.
** "It was the [=ThunderCats=] who brought law and order to a world of warring Animals! And it is now the [=ThunderCats=] who are strong enough to maintain this fragile peace!"
** Panthro only recognized Lion-O as King when he proved himself in battle.
* AudibleSharpness:
** The Sword of Omens
** The Sword of Hattanzo, based on a zil-bel, as detailed [[http://soundslikejeff.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/thundercats-episode-8-sonic-swordplay/ here.]]
* AwakeningTheSleepingGiant: PlayedStraight and {{lampshaded}} in "Between Brothers" when the usually pacifist Elephants, previously [[ObstructiveCodeOfConduct constrained]] by a need to meditate on their every dilemma, decide to engage the [[LizardFolk Lizards]] directly:
-->'''Wilykit''': You just woke a village of sleeping giants!
* BackToBackBadasses: Performed in {{Flashback}} by Grune and Panthro during a battlefield BodyCountCompetition.
* {{Backstory}}:
** "Old Friends" delves into the [[WeUsedToBeFriends past friendship]] between OldSoldier Panthro and EvilFormerFriend Grune.
** "Into the Astral Plane" explores the childhoods of Cheetara and Tygra, including how the former became a Cleric
** "Native Son" reveals Tygra's origins, and how he came to be adopted by Thundera's ruling family.
** "Survival of the Fittest" reveals Wilykit and Wilykat's past, and the reason why they are looking for El Dara.
* {{Badass}}: They're everywhere! Panthro, Grune and Claudus especially.
* BadassAdorable: Lucy, from the episode Recipe for Disaster. A large caterpillar, and later butterfly, used as a beast of burden by a supporting character. Cute as a bug's ear. Goes toe-to-toe with [[spoiler: Mumm-Ra, who has taken the form of a giant, armored dinasaur,]] and kicks [[spoiler: his newly-scaly]] ass.
* BadassPacifist: The Elephants
-->'''Slithe''': [[ThisCannotBe But the Elephants]] ''[[ThisCannotBe never]]'' [[ThisCannotBe fight]]!
-->'''Ahbern''': [[BadassBoast It is rare, but when we do, we fight to]] ''[[BadassBoast win]]''!
* BagOfHolding: Tookit the thief has one called the "Forever Bag" capable of holding several warehouses worth of stolen goods in [[BiggerOnTheInside a sack that's roughly 2-3 feet tall]].
** The Forever Bag's activation phrase, "rankinbass", is a ShoutOut to the production company of the original ''ThunderCats'' series.
* BalconySpeech: King Claudus gives one in a public arena dedicating some celebratory games to the memory of Panthro.
* BarefootCartoonAnimals: The entire Animal cast so far, [[TheOneWhoWearsShoes except]] Leo, Panthera and the Swordmaker. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for Cats, who can use their foot claws to climb structures like the giant tree featured in their games. Most Cats make a point of wearing spats for fashion's sake, but there are exceptions such as Pumyra.
* BatSignal: In "Song of the Petalars," this appears as an [[EmpathicWeapon empathic]] power of the Sword of Omens. Lion-O's ByThePowerOfGrayskull causes the Eye of Thundera to project his [[IconicLogo royal emblem]] into the sky just before Lion-O and his [=ThunderCats=] enter a battle [[spoiler: Which brings a nearby Panthro to the rescue]].
* BattleCouple: [[spoiler: Cheetara and Tygra]]. {{Lampshaded}} in "What Lies Above, Part 2." [[spoiler: Cheetara to Tygra as they battle with Addicus and Slithe: "Is our whole relationship based on saving each others' lives?"]]
* BattleCry:
** "Thunder... THUNDER... THUNDERCATS, HOOOOOOO!!!"
** "For the pride!"
** "[[ChurchMilitant Clerics]], to the death!"
* BayonetYa: The blaster rifles used by the lizard army soldiers feature a wicked-looking blade permanently mounted under the barrel.
* BearyFriendly: The Ro-Bear Berbils, helpful, rainbow-hued [[CuteMachines robotic teddy bears]] who love to build and repair things.
* BeastFable: Surprisingly, going in this direction, in concert with the IntelligentGerbil characterization of Third Earth's residents.
* BeastFolk: The Cats and Mumm-Ra, the most HumanoidAliens of Third Earth's PettingZooPeople.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Jaga [[EncyclopediaExposita quotes]] from the Book of Omens to [[LampshadeHanging explain]] Lion-O's destiny:
-->'''Jaga''': "For it was written that he would be born of fire, a king to lead his people to victory, against ancient spirits of evil."
* BedsheetGhost: In "The Forest of Magi Oar," the Thunderkittens tease Cheetara when she reports feeling the presence of spirits by playing at being ghosts under a tent canvas. While they're stumbling under it, they knock their heads together.
* BigDamnHeroes:
** [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in "Omens Part 1" with Cheetara's nick-of-time [[ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind dispatching]] of a mugger headlocking Lion-O (which he finds rather [[EmbarrassingRescue awkward]])
** [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in the same episode when Lion-O and friends try to save some Lizard prisoners from abuse, only to trigger lynch mob sentiments and a brawl which ''Claudus'' has to stop.
** Played straight in "Omens Part 2" with Claudus and Tygra saved [[spoiler: by the Clerics, then by Lion-O, when surrounded by {{Walking Tank}}s.]]
** In "Song of the Petalars." the [=ThunderCats=] are saved from a presumed LastStand against the Lizard army [[spoiler:by Panthro in the Thundertank]]
** Played straight again in "Into the Astral Plane" when Tygra roars to the scene to save the Cats [[spoiler: in the Thundertank, without Panthros's permission. Tygra doesn't let Lion-O forget it, either, and lampshades it himself later in the episode.]]
** Subverted in "New Alliances" [[spoiler: when Lion-O, Cheetara and Tygra try to liberate lizard soldiers from Mumm-Ra's army; instead, they get owned by the villains Addicus, Kaynar, and even Slithe.]]. Played straight again later in the episode [[spoiler: when Panthro has to come bail out the trio in the Thundertank again.]]
** Big moment with Lion-O in "The Trials of Lion-O part 2" [[spoiler: where he comes back from the dead to save the Cats and sends Mumm-Ra ducking for cover.]]
** In the first season finale, the heroes are up against a powered-up Mumm-ra [[spoiler: and [[EvilAllAlong Pumyra]]]] when Wilykit and Wilykat come to the rescue [[spoiler: [[GondorCallsForAid along with everyone the [=ThunderCats=] had helped throughout the season]], who had been brought along in the Forever Bag.]]
* TheBigDamnKiss:
** In "Legacy" between Leo and Panthera [[spoiler: just as their ship is about to crash.]]
** At the end of "Between Brothers" [[spoiler: Tygra and Cheetara]]
** Again in "The Curse of Ratilla" [[spoiler: Tygra and Cheetara]]
* BigEntrance:
** In "Omens Part 1" Grune arrives in a CaptainMorganPose atop a gigantic geode hauled by four-dozen Lizard slaves because he's TooImportantToWalk.
** In "Omens Part 2" Mumm-Ra is revealed WreathedInFlames while a vortex with swirling [[RedSkyTakeWarning red clouds]] opens in the sky above his head, DramaticThunder booms and a DramaticWind blows, all backed by ConLang OminousLatinChanting.
* BigFancyCastle[=/=]BrightCastle: Thundera has a beauty, with its very own Sphinx, until the Lizards invade.
* BigNo[=/=]SlowNo: Lion-O, when Claudus is stabbed.
* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: The Petalars are introduced during a RiteOfPassage as a new baby is born. A wizened elder welcomes him into the world with a philosophic FinalSpeech, then peacefully collapses and withers away.
* BlackBox: Lion-O purchases a piece of what he suspects is LostTechnology from a FriendInTheBlackMarket, and spends quite a bit of time puzzling over it and diagramming it, but he only realizes its function when he sees a Lizard use one [[spoiler:to blow up a wall.]]
* BlackMarket: Lion-O apparently makes a habit of traveling through Thundera's back alleys to frequent his friend Jorma's shop in search of "certain hard-to-find collectibles". Cheetara assumes the wares are forgeries.
* TheBladeAlwaysLandsPointyEndIn:
** In "Omens Part 2" The Sword of Omens falls this way after Claudus is stabbed [[spoiler:by Mumm-Ra disguised as Panthro]].
** In "The Duelist and the Drifter" The Sword of Hattanzo neatly falls vertically into the turf after the Duelist knocks it skyward out of his opponent's grip.
* BladeReflection: The mechanism of the Sword of Omens' "sight beyond sight," in which Lion-O sees a frightening vision of Mumm-Ra.
* [[spoiler:BlankBook: The Book of Omens.]]
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Cheetara (blonde), Pumyra (brunette), and Wilykit (redhead).
* BloodSport: Thundera's "Games" are a ChaseFight race where kicking and punching are entirely acceptable methods of getting ahead.
* BloodlessCarnage:
** During TheSiege of Thundera. A sky full of arrows, Claudus cutting through a wave of Lizards, even Claudus getting stabbed in the back and falling into pool of water, not one drop of blood is found.
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in "Song of the Petalars" the Cats cut and shoot through Lizard troops ''bloodlessly,'' but Tygra's shots are shown to ''pierce'' the Lizard's bodies.
** In "Between Brothers", [[spoiler:Panthro's arms get caught in the collapsing Astral Plane; when the smoke clears, the severed stumps are covered in glowing blue energy.]]
** In "Native Son", a character is ''stabbed'' by [[spoiler: Tygra's father, Javan]], but after the knife is pulled out there isn't a drop of blood on it. [[spoiler: Though in this case, it's possibly somewhat justified as it turns out that Tygra's clan were DeadAllAlong.]]
* BodyCountCompetition: Between Panthro and Grune during a flashback in "Old Friends."
* BreadAndCircuses: Thundera kind of sucks. Crime-ridden slums, rampant FantasticRacism, and a FantasticCasteSystem... oh man, look at the ''size'' of that [[TheThunderdome Thunderdome]]. The games must be ''awesome''!
* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: [[spoiler:Tygra's biological father does this in "Native Son" to drive him away from the cursed Tiger clan.]]
* BuildingSwing: In "Omens Part One" The jungle vine variant, employed to knock another player off a giant tree and into a pool of water below, is briefly seen as the Thundera's GladiatorGames are introduced.
* BulletSeed: Or rather, bullet pollen. The Petalars' method of attack.
* BullyingADragon: A PowderkegCrowd with TorchesAndPitchforks may have underestimated Lion-O and company's skills, but still showed bafflingly poor judgment in attacking their ''Crown Prince.''
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull:
** "Thunder... THUNDER... THUNDERCATS, HOOOOOOO!!!"
** "Ancient Spirits of Evil... [[TransformationSequence transform]] this decayed form, into Mumm-Ra... '''THE EVERRRR-LIIIVIIIIING'''"
** "Sword of Omens, give me [[{{Precognition}} Sight Beyond Sight]]"

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