Thundercats

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (356)

  • Lion-O: We will survive and create a mighty new empire. I, Lion-O, Lord of the Thundercats proclaim it. (Holds up sword as the Eye of Thunder opens, then looks around at the others) Uh, with your help, of course.

  • Tygra: And a fine figure of a Thundercat you've grown up to be, Lion-O. Cheetara: And so handsome, too. Snarf: Snarf didn't do anything of course. Just found the sword, that's all.

  • Panthro: The Mutants will never rest until the Eye of Thundera is in their clutches. Lion-O: That will never happen. I'll see to it. Wilykat: Huh. Get him! Wilykit: Ha, ha! One tiny skirmish and he's suddenly a superhero!

  • (Seeing Lion-O now fully grown) Cheetara: Tygra, look who's joined us! Tygra: Well, well. Grown some, hasn't he? Wilykat: Hmm... So what's the big deal about... height?

  • (After Lion-O awakens the Thundercats with the Sword of Omens) Monkian: The... the Thundercats! They're... they're loose! Panthro: We're gonna loosen your bones for you, too!

  • (When Snarf tries to give Lion-O the sword of Omens on Third Earth) Lion-O: Good grief, Snarf. What's the matter with you? We're in big trouble here, and you bring me another stupid toy?! Get away!

  • Jaga: Lion-O, you're not hurt! Lion-O: Nah. Snarf took a few lumps, but I managed to hold them off. Jaga: You did it with the sword? Lion-O: Well... the sword kind of did it for me.

  • Slithe: Now, boy, give me the sword. Lion-O: You shall not have it while I live.

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Notes (156)

  • Unlike the rest of the Thundercats, Jaga has brown eyes, while the other seven Thundercats have orange eyes.

  • When the show premiered in the fall of 1985, this episode was re-aired on Monday September 9, 1985.

  • When the show premiered in the fall of 1985, this episode was re-aired on Tuesday September 10, 1985.

  • Trollberry Bushes are a rare plant that only grows on the mountaintops of the Trolligs' caves. Their leaves are the only thing Trolligs eat.

  • Giantorrs live above the Trolligs' caves and refuse to let the Trolligs eat the leaves off the Trollberry Bushes unless the Trolligs bring them Ro-Bear Berbil fruit.

  • Trolligs live in the caves north of the Berbil village. They frequently raid the Berbil crops to steal fruit to give to the Giantorrs who live above their caves.

  • Brutemen are a gentle, peaceable, and not highly intelligent race of creatures who are easily enslaved.

  • The Unicorn Guardians' names are unknown. They are human in form with a star shaped tattoo between their eyes. An elderly man and woman who carry crescent moon staffs and claim to be able to cast spells.

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Trivia (296)

  • Skill/Power First Use: Tygra - Invisibility Cheetara - Super Speed Panthro - Strength Sword - Sight Beyond Sight, Thundercats Ho!

  • Weapon First Use: Tygra - Bolo whip Cheetara - Staff Panthro - Nunchaku Wilykit - Magic pellets Wilykat - Magic pellets Lion-O - Sword of Omens, Eye of Thundera

  • Character First Appearance: Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wilykit, Wilykat, Snarf, Jaga, Slithe, Monkian, Jackalman

  • The Thunderkittens don't age, but Lion-O does due to an apparent crack in his suspension capsule.

  • When leaving Thundera, all the Thundercats were naked except for Jaga. But they were all wearing boots of identical design. Panthro and Cheetara were also wearing belts, though they did not appear to serve any purpose. When Jaga clothed them, Panthro and Cheetara's belts disappeared and they were all wearing different boots. Wilykit and Tygra's boots were unique in that they were open toed and open heel.

  • Panthro was the first character to speak in this series. That first line was spoken as they fled Thundera which was about to be destroyed: "It's finished, Jaga."

  • Weapon First Use: Lion-O - Claw Shield

  • Character First Appearance: Mumm-Ra

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Allusions (13)

  • Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi Jaga's death scene resembles that of both Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars movies. In all cases the body vanishes when they die, leaving only their clothes behind. Later, they appear as a spirit to the hero as the need arose.

  • Ewoks Similarity Berbils appear to be similar to Ewoks in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Ewoks were also small teddy-bearlike creatures. Lion-O fell into a Berbil trap and he and Snarf were tied up by the Berbils. Luke Skywalker and his party fell into an Ewok trap and were tied up by the Ewoks.

  • The unicorns of Third Earth bear a striking resemblance to the unicorns seen in the movieThe Last Unicorn (1982), due of course to the production company for both the movie and the TV series being Rankin Bass, which used many of the same animators on many of their projects.

  • Superman II When Grune is banished from Thundera, he is encased in a what appears to be a glass case and sent into space. This is similar to how the three villains, in Superman II, were banished from Kryton, without the hula hoops.

  • Howard Philip Lovecraft: During the summoning ritual, Mumm-Ra pronounces the names Yog-Sothoth and Cthulhu (both central figures of Howard Philip Lovecraft's works and of the mythos they spawned), as well as the names Anubis and Ankh-Amon - one an Egyptian god, and the other a Pharaoh. This is especially appropriate, since Ta-She and Mumm-Ra seem both to be inspired by Egyptian and pseudo-Egyptian mythology: Ra is yet another Egyptian god (Pharaohs - the usual stock of mummies - often had the names of gods within their own) and Ta-she's boat, as well as its crew, are obviously Egyptian in style.

  • Great Sphinx of Giza Mumm-Ra and Wiz-Ra are shown fighting in a flashback. In the fight, a stray energy bolt destroys the nose of a large sphinx statue. This is supposed to explain the missing nose of the Great Sphinx of Giza, built by the Egyptian Pharaoh Khafre around 2570 B.C.

  • English Proverb: Demolisher: A fool and his sword are soon parted. This is very similar to the old English proverb ("A fool and his money are soon parted") from the 1500's, credited to Thomas Tusser (1524-1580). It has since become so common of a saying that the history of the proverb has been lost in the past.

  • Hamlet Hamlet, a prince, is the name of a character created by William Shakespeare in a tragic play of the same name.

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