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"Great energy lay locked within the very bedrock of RaDos. The Di-Gata Stones were forged from this living rock, and engraved with the eight sigils of power - Nega, Yin, Yan, Ogama, Infinis, Dako, Sum, and Altas. The evil wizard Nazmul thirsted for the stones' power. Only the Di-Gata Defenders, legendary protectors of RaDos, stood in Nazmul's way. And even they could not stop the Megalith. All seemed lost, until a powerful spell was cast, binding the beast within four Pure Stones. Nazmul and his Order of Infinis were defeated, but... with great sacrifice. Fearing evil would rise again, the children of the Defenders were hidden away, to train for the day when RaDos would again call upon the 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:

  • Action Girl: Mel and Kara, with the former being a wizard who can cast without the use of Di Gata Stones.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: in one episode, Kara's guardian, V-Moth, goes missing, and Kara is convinced she's been captured. Mel ruffles her hair, saying, "We don't know that for sure."
  • Agony of the Feet: happens to Mel in the episode "Cast-Aways", when a heavy rope is dropped on her foot.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Mel.


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