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Fantadroms is a Soviet Latvian cartoon series that was created by Studio Dauka and aired for 13 episodes from 1985 to 1995note .

The show was about a yellow shapeshifting cat robot named Indrikis, who was created by a space station to check on an Earth-like planet and stop any conflicts that might be going on between the planet's inhabitants. His friends are Receklite, a purple female shapeshifting cat robot, and an unnamed female rat. There is also an assortment of recurring supporting characters, such as a light blue boar and a floating pink blob, among others.

Completely unrelated to Fantomcat.


  • Action Girlfriend: Receklite. Although not officially a first responder, she often shows up to help Indrikis if/when he gets in way over his head.
  • Book Ends: Every episode begins and ends with a shot of Indrikis sneezing, for whatever reason.
  • Constantly Lactating Cow: One appears in episode 5, hooked to a milking device so it can sell its milk to some customers. It's still selling milk by episode 7. Normally a cow would only produce milk after pregnancy to feed its babies, but this one doesn't have any babies, as far as we can see.
  • Extendable Arms: The elephant in episode 9 extends his trunk to grab the bottle from Indrikis after realizing he's stolen it.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: In episode 10, the boar uses Indrikis, who has shapeshifted into a pencil, to attempt to attack the worm that has made a home in the boar's plant. Indrikis transforms into his normal form to stop the boar, clearly in pain from the assault.
  • Instrumental Theme Tune: Keeping with the show's lack of spoken dialogue, the theme song is a synth tune with no vocals.
  • Leg Focus: Utilized in a joke in one of the episodes, where Receklite cuts part of her "skirt" off so that it doesn't get in the way as she rides a bicycle. When she does this, the pink blob drools at the sight of her visible legs.
  • Love Triangle: The rat is implied to be in love with Indrikis, but he does not return her affections and would rather be with Receklite, who appears to return his affections. The rat even gets angry at Receklite whenever she catches her with Indrikis!
  • Mime and Music-Only Cartoon: The show was made to be able to cross language barriers without dubbing it into other languages being a problem, and as such all action in the show unfolds through pantomime.
  • Faint in Shock: The rat in episode 9, after seeing an elephant with the bottle she had intended to give to her baby relative.
  • No Focus on Humans: Only two human characters in the series, and there are episodes where they don't appear at all.
  • No Name Given: The rat has not been given a name, nor have any of the recurring background characters.
  • One-Word Title: Fantadroms.
  • Second Episode Introduction: The pink blob is introduced in the second episode, "Sol".
  • The Speechless: All characters merely make sounds such as gasps, laughs, etc. in place of actual talking.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Indrikis and Receklite have this power. One of Indrikis' most common forms is a pencil with the words "INDRIKIS VIII" on it.