These are the characters from the original animated series ThunderCats
NOTE: Please place tropes related to the 2011 version in the ThunderCats (2011) Character sheet.
Lord of The ThunderCats.
Tropes associated with Lion-O:
- The Ace: Invoked in a mini-series arc: To officially claim his title of Lord of the ThunderCats, he has to beat each of them in a contest at whatever they're best at. He manages it by cleverness or exploiting a weakness. (For instance, Cheetara can only maintain Super Speed over a short distance race, not a marathon.)
- Bare Your Midriff: His armour has a conspicuous opening for his abs.
- Curious As A Kitten: Almost as bad as The Thunder Kittens.
- Empathic Weapon: The Sword of Omens.
- Green Lantern Ring: The Sword of Omens again.
- The Hero: Main Good guy.
- Idiot Hero: Well, he is very naive due to being a kid in an adult's body.
- The Leader: First a Type IV; he's only the leader because he's the prince. Later matures into a type II, becoming responsible and taking his role more seriously.
- Magical Incantation: The Sword of Omens has two.
- "Thunder, Thunder, Thunder...Thunder Cat HO!"
- "Sword Of Omens, give me sight beyond sight!"
- Palantir Ploy: "Sword Of Omens, give me sight beyond sight!"
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up
- Red-Headed Hero
- Younger than They Look: Lion-O is actually the youngest member of the cast. The only reason he looks so old is that his suspension pod broke during the escape from Thundera, causing him to age in his sleep while the others all remained the same. He spends most of the (early) series learning to be a mature and responsible leader.
Tropes associated with Panthro:
Tropes associated with Tygra:
Tropes associated with Cheetara:
The Thunder Kittens
Tropes associated with the Thunder Kittens:
- Bratty Half Pints: Frequently.
- Curious As A Kitten: Ancient tombs, Death Trap-filled towers, spooky caves, whatever. If it's ominous and likely to be dangerous, they're going to poke around in it.
- Genki Girl: Wilykit
- Idiot Ball: The plot would occasionally get started because they decided it'd be fun to, say, open up an ancient tomb or "borrow" the others' weapons without permission.
- Keet: Wilykat
- Parental Abandonment: No explanation is ever given for who the twins' parents were or what happened to them.
- Sibling Seniority Squabble: In the Wildstorm comics, at least. Wilykat does not like being called "Little Brother."
- They Are All Grown Up: In the comic miniseries ThunderCats: The Return. Puberty was very good to them. (Also Fetish Fuel.)
- Tagalong Kids
- Tricksters: Most of their weapons and tactics rely on misdirection, blinding opponents, etc.
Snarf (AKA Osbert)
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Tropes associated with Hachiman:
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: As Monkian describes, "Did you see that!? He chopped through solid stone!"
- Empathic Weapon: His katana, "Thundercutter," which will not come out of its scabbard if Hachiman tries to use it to perform an act of evil (like say, any order by Mumm-Ra).
- Everything's Better With Samurai
- Honor Before Reason: Oh sure, just keep hacking away at the narrow bridge over the near-Bottomless Pit you and Lion-O are both standing on until he agrees to backtrack and let you pass. You might both fall to your death, but at least you'll maintain your pride as a samurai! (Not that Lion-O was behaving any better at the time, mind you.)
- Horrible Judge of Character: Come on, he was fooled by Mumm-Ra twice even though he wasn't using any disguises or anything.
- Katanas Are Just Better
Queen of the Warrior Maidens
Tropes associated with Queen Willa:
Queen Willa's younger sister.
Tropes associated with Nayda:
Snowman of Hook Mountain
Tropes associated with Snowman:
Mandora the Evil-Chaser
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Tropes associated with Mumm-Rana:
Tropes associated with Mumm-Ra:
- Achilles' Heel: He can only leave his sarcophagus for 24 hours at a time.
- As Long as There Is Evil: "As long as evil exists, Mumm-Ra lives!"
- Bad Boss
- Big Bad
- By the Power of Grayskull!: (Villain variant) "Ancient Spirits of Evil, transform this decayed form into Mumm-Ra, the Ever... LIVING!!!"
- Up to Eleven with "Ancient Spirits of Evil, transform Mumm-Ra, the Ever Living into Mumm-Ra, the All... POWERFUL!!!"
- Card-Carrying Villain: As glaring an example as they come, even by Eighties cartoon standards.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder
- Evil Laugh
- Evil Plan
- Evil Sorcerer
- Large Ham
- Let's You and Him Fight: Invokes this a lot.
- Master of Disguise: Most of his plots involve disguising himself as an innocent or an ally and luring the ThunderCats into a trap.
- One-Winged Angel: By invoking the Ancient Spirits of Evil, he can assume the form of Mumm-Ra the Everliving, which is far more physically adept than Mumm-Ra is. He also turns into an even-more powerful version called Mumm-Ra the Allpowerful in one episode.
- Orcus on His Throne: Spends most of his time lurking in his tomb in his pyramid. Justified because he can only survive outside of his coffin for 24 hours and he needs to keep the chamber where he invokes the Ancient Spirits of Evil protected, lest someone steal their power from him.
- Our Liches Are Different: He looks more like a mummy and can transform into more life-like super-powered form
- Pet the Dog: Toward his actual pet dog, Maa-Mutt.
- Palantir Ploy: His pool can show images at any location.
- Time Abyss: "I remember when this was first Earth."
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
- Weaksauce Weakness: His own reflection.
Grune The Destroyer
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Tropes associated with Ta-She:
The Mutants of Plun-Darr
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Tropes associated with Top Spinner:
The Luna - Taks
Tropes associated with Luna:
Tropes associated with Amok:
Tropes associated with Chilla:
Tropes associated with Red Eye:
Tropes associated with Alluro:
Tropes associated with Tug-Mug: