Characters: ThunderCats

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.



Voiced by Larry Kenny
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!"
  • Hot-Blooded
  • 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.


Voiced by Earle Hyman

Tropes associated with Panthro:


Voiced by Peter Newman

Tropes associated with Tygra:


Voiced by Lynne Lipton

Tropes associated with Cheetara:

The Thunder Kittens: WilyKat & WilyKit

WilyKat voiced by Peter Newman, WilyKit voiced by Lynne Lipton

Tropes associated with the Thunder Kittens:

Snarf (AKA Osbert)

Voiced by Bob McFadden

Tropes associated with Snarf:
  • Embarrassing First Name: Snarf hates his real name and berates Snarfer any time he uses it.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: He is immune to most forms of mind control and possession. Jaga explains that his species is incapable of having evil in their hearts.
  • Lovable Coward
  • Pokémon Speak (since he doesn't use his real name)
  • Team Pet: A different species from the others, serves as the pet to the team. Utterly useless in a fight except against the weakest of minions, and tends to serve as weak comedy relief. Subverted only slightly in that Snarf is actually the nanny for Lion-O before he wakes up all growed-up on Third Earth. Occasionally subverted — but those occasions also meant that Cats who should have known better didn't.


Voiced by Earl Hammond

Tropes associated with Jaga:


Voiced by Doug Preis

Tropes associated with Lynx-O:


Voiced by Gerrianne Raphael

Tropes associated with Pumyra:


Voiced by Peter Newman

Tropes associated with Bengali:
  • The Blacksmith: He's one of the few individuals capable of repairing the Sword of Omens.
  • Drop the Hammer
  • Hot-Blooded: After Lion-O spends the first half of the series learning to keep a cool head.
  • Unrelated Brothers: He and Tygra often refer to each other as brothers, probably because they are both tiger-based Thundarians.



Voiced by Peter Newman

Tropes associated with Hachiman:
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: As Monkian describes, "Did you see that!? He chopped through solid stone!"
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Fights two of the Ancient Spirits of Evil in armed combat and shatters them. While a temporary defeat and the statues soon reformed; it was notable that when an infuriated Mumm-Ra transformed after that to deal with Hachiman himself, he didn't feel as strong as usual and his powers were reduced.
  • 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 Willa

Voiced by Lynne Lipton
Queen of the Warrior Maidens.
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Voiced by Lynne Lipton
Queen Willa's younger sister.
Tropes associated with Nayda:

Snowman of Hook Mountain

Voiced by Earl Hammond

Tropes associated with Snowman:

Mandora the Evil-Chaser

Voiced by Lynne Lipton

Tropes associated with Mandora:
  • Not So Stoic: A no-nonsense by the book cop, and that's putting it lightly. However, she does care deeply for her friends. When space marauders were about to dismember the reformed pick-pocket Quick-Pick unless she surrendered, she suddenly broke her formality and yelled at them to stop before giving herself up. Lion-O later rescues her and gets captured so Quick-Pick can escape with her. Upon regaining consciousness; she urges Quick-Pick not to lose the pirates' ship or they may never see Lion-O again.
  • Space Police
  • Super Cop

Dr. Dometone

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Tropes associated with Mumm-Rana:



Tropes associated with Mumm-Ra:

The Ancient Spirits of Evil

  • Bad Boss: Their chief servant, Mumm-Ra, gets away with being chastised or zapped for failure whereas other minions are either left to their own fate or disintegrated without a word.
  • Berserk Button: Mumm-Ra learns the hard way that they do NOT take kindly to being taken for granted.
  • Bigger Bad: An overwhelming evil force that relies on others to carry out its will.
  • Deal with the Devil: Mumm-Ra mentioned having to pay a price for leaving his tomb and that no one should learn about it.
  • Don't Touch It, You Idiot!: Warned Mumm-Ra that continuing his scheme to unlock the secrets of the Book of Omens will spell the end of their evil powers on New-Thundera.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Cheetara nearly suffered a breakdown when her sixth sense detected a dark activity, The Eye of Thundera also warned of something out there but would not show Lion-O the source of it.
    Cheetara: It can't be! So evil!!
  • Kick the Dog: To demonstrate the punishment in-store for Mumm-Ra should he fail this time; they condemn Ma-Mutt to eternal exile in space much to his master's grief.
  • Pet the Dog: Even the powers of evil and wickedness have their off days: Lost in the ruins of his pyramid on New-Thundera, a distressed Mumm-Ra can only communicate with his home on earth through the cauldron telling his saddened dog how much he misses him. The Ancient Spirits of Evil reunite him with his beloved pet. After rescinding his exile from "The Last Day" they also bother to bring back Ma-Mutt. Finally, after Mumm-Ra's many failures, they admit to him that they may have underestimated the Thundercats and provide him with help rather than punishment.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The eyes of the beast statues in the black pyramid light up whenever they become involved (transforming/resurrecting Mumm-Ra) or are angered. Examples for the latter are when Lynx-O and Cheetara entered the pyramid's inner sanctum, when Mumm-Ra declared he had no need for them anymore, and most jarringly when the Thundercats destroyed the black pyramid and left without noticing the furious glowing eyes amongst the rubble.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: One of the man-beast statues has a crocodile's head.

Grune The Destroyer

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Safari Joe

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The Demolisher

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Tropes associated with Mongor:

The Driller

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Tropes associated with Ta-She:

The Mutants of Plun-Darr


Tropes associated with Ssslithe:

Jackal Man

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Tropes associated with Monkian:
  • Beast Man
  • The Brute
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Hidden from himself most of all. In the "Deal with the devil" episode he attacks the Thundercats with an unlikely confidence after gaining new powers; thing is, he only really displayed them when dealing with Lion-O and his Sword of Omens, having pretty much outfought and out-skilled the rest of the Thundercats by doing little more than battling them with similar weapons to their own. Justified in that the Thunderian nobles only started using weapons when Jaga handed them their magical weaponry en route to Third-Earth, while Monkian is highly experienced in using a variety of arsenal.
  • Deal with the Devil: Made one with Mumm-Ra in "Monkian's Bargain". Note to self: Always read the fine print.
  • Face-Design Shield: That shoots fire balls.
  • Killer Space Monkey
  • Maniac Monkeys
  • Villainous Breakdown: In "Monkian's Bargain".
    Monkian: NO!!! Let me go!

Vulture Man

Tropes associated with Vulture Man:
  • Evil Genius/Gadgeteer Genius
  • Insufferable Genius: Always receives plenty of praise and recognition for his brilliance - only thing is it all comes from himself, and he's often the only one left to hear the end of it.
  • Remember the New Guy: Literally appeared out of nowhere a few episodes into the series as another mutant.
  • The Starscream: Every plot with Vultureman involved him trying to wrest control of the Mutants from Ssslithe.
  • Ultimate Job Security: Despite obviously being a traitor, Ssslithe almost never kicks him out for it. Of course, considering Mutant culture, maybe treachery is expected.


Tropes associated with Ratar-O:
  • Big Bad
  • Mind over Matter: One of the powers of his twin sais is to encase his opponents in energy and have them crushed or battered around. Requires concentration though snapping an iron band on his target makes it easier.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: He steals command of the Mutants from Ssslithe, much to the latter's consternation, and starts running the gang like a Drill Sergeant Nasty. The only problem? Under Ratar-O the Mutants actually start winning.
  • Villainous Valour: Takes on an entire army of Tuskas, though in his opinion they are the ones being brave.

Ratilla the Terrible

  • Large and In Charge: The largest mutant shown, towers over Jaga and greatly outbulks him.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Warned Jaga to slay him now lest all of Thundera pay for his defeat. Unable to comply due to the code of Thundera; Jaga sentenced him to life in exile and deprived him of the evil Sword of Plundarr by tossing it into the deepest volcano and trapping it within the core of Thundera, an act that eventually doomed the planet itself.
  • Predecessor Villain: Appears to be an ancestor of the mutant warlord Ratar-O.
  • Villainous Legacy: Ancient commander of the Mutant forces, and original wielder of the legendary Sword of Plundarr. Although defeated long ago, his actions revealed the existence of the treasures of Thundera to later villains, and he was indirectly responsible for Thundera's destruction.

The Berzerkers


Tropes associated with Cruncher:


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Ram Bam

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Top Spinner

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The Luna - Taks


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Red Eye

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