Western Animation / Di-Gata Defenders


A Canadian action/adventure/fantasy animated television series created by Greg Collinson with Nelvana Entertainment, Di-Gata Defenders premiered on Teletoon (Sundays at 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM, and weekdays at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM) in Canada and aired on Fox in the United States, as part of 4KidsTV, as of July 28, 2007.

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. Internationally, the series has aired on the Cartoon Network for Australia, Maori Television for New Zealand, the Astro Ceria for Malaysia, Hero TV for the Philippines starting November 3, 2006, Jetix for the UK starting August 25, 2007, and Kix! for the UK starting September 29, 2008.

The whole series can be seen on Netflix.

This series contains examples of:

  • Badass Adorable: Kara's small, but don't underestimate her.
  • Big Bad: Lord Nazmul and the Megalith (Season 1) and later, The Ethos (Season 2).
  • 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.
  • Oblivious to 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 magical technology and seeking a new body before his current one falls apart.