A Canadian action/adventure/fantasy animated television series created by Greg Collinson
with Nelvana Entertainment, Di-Gata Defenders
aired, in North America, on Teletoon (Sundays at 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM, and weekdays at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM) in Canada and on Fox network's 4Kids TV block as of July 28, 2007. Internationally, the series airs on the Cartoon Network for Australia, Maori Television for New Zealand, the series also airs on the Astro Ceria for Malaysia, Hero TV for the Philippines starting November 3, 2006 and Jetix for the UK starting August 25, 2007 and Kix! for the UK starting September 29, 2008.
The series follows the travels and adventures of six teenage children, part of an organization called the Di-Gata Defenders. Their mission as heroes is to defend the planet Ra Dos against evil factions. Seth, Melosa, Erik, Kara, Rion and a Sixth Ranger
must defeat the evil Lord Nazmul and his Order of Infinis before they take over Ra Dos. The team meet many friends and allies along the way but also encounter enemies. Knowing just who is friend or foe is vital if the Defenders are to succeed in their mission.
The series was originally broadcast from August, 2006 to September, 2008. A total of 52 episodes in two seasons.
And now the whole series is on Netflix and Youtube.
This series contains examples of:
- Action Girl: Mel and Kara
- All There in the Manual: SeeHere The creator frequently answers fan questions.
- Ancient Conspiracy
- An Ice Person: Mel.
- Applied Phlebotinum
- The Atoner: Brackus tries to be this. It doesn't work.
- Big Bad: Lord Nazmul and the Megalith (Season 1), The Ethos (Season 2)
- Bishōnen: Arguably the younger Brackus.
- Body Horror: the Ethos, and how
- Bounty Hunter
- The Chosen One: Rion
- Dark Action Girl: Lady K'Tahsh
- Dark Magical Girl (again Lady K'Tahsh)
- Darkerand Edgier: the series as a whole
- Xtreme Kool Letterz
- Family-Unfriendly Violence: One episode has a character boiled alive in lava. Another is stabbed to death.
- Five-Man Band: Seth: The Hero and operates as a Team Dad, Melosa: The Chick and a pretty awesome Magical Girl, Erik: The Big Guy and a Gadgeteer Genius., Rion:Bratty Half-Pint with a Superpowered Evil Side, Kara: Erik's little sister and his Morality Pet. She also doubles as a Cute Bruiser.)
- Gadgeteer Genius Erik, just Erik. Techno-geek is an apt nickname.
- Goldfish Poop Gang: Malco and Flinch. The former is actually pretty strong, but isn't too smart... Unless he gets possessed, however.
- Grand Theft Me: Nazmal attempts this on Kara. and successfully takes over Malco, though it doesn't last. The Ethos can do this too.
- Handsome Lech
- Human Aliens: the people of Ra Dos
- Hunting the Most Dangerous Game ("Hunter and the Hunted")
- I Am Legion: Ethos!Malco refers to himself as we, since he's being controlled by three Ethos at once.
- Killed Off for Real: The series doesn't shy away from onscreen deaths, even for main characters.
- The Lancer: Adam
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Especially in the second season.
- Magic A Is Magic A: Use of the Sigils and their upper level, the Power Sigils.
- Magic Users: The titular Defenders, and other Casters.
- Many Spirits Inside of One: Three different Ethos possess Malco at once.
- The Mole: Brakkus in Season 2
- Obliviousto Love: Played with. See, in the past Brackus and a princess named Torash were in love. However when the Ethos invaded their land, Torash was kidnapped and presumed killed. In reality she was just turned into Lady K'Tahsh . Brackus still carries a torch for her, although she has no memory of it.
- Our Liches Are Different: Lord Nazmal is effectively a lich, held together by [[Magitech magical technolgy]] and seeking a new body before his current one falls apart.
- Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: The Defenders
- Sixth Ranger: Rion
- Space Opera
- Those Two Bad Guys: Once again, Malco and Flinch (don't expect the former to do much talking, though).
- Tomato in the Mirror
- Will They or Won't They?: Seth and Melosa versus Adam and Melosa