The Pirates of Dark Water

ABC (ended 1993)


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  • A fairy tale for all ages, featuring unique and colorful characters with lots of action, comedy and drama.

    This criminally short series was one of the best cartoons ever made. It followed the adventures of a group of pirates on a quest to find the thirteen Treasures of Rule, in order to save the world from Dark Water, a mysterious black carnivorous liquid that swallows everything it touches. The pirates are four, each one different from the other. Ren is their leader. He is the son of Primus, King of Octopon, and heir to the throne. He is believed to be the only one who can bring the Kingdom of Octopon back to life. His friends include Ioz, a pirate, strong, arrogant but loyal to his friends and a great fighter. Tula is the only woman on board; she is an ecomancer, meaning she can control the elements and biological life, both sentient and non-sentient, as well as a natural affinity towards nature and animals. She is very headstrong, and usually argues with Ioz about everything. The fourth member is Niddler, a monkey-bird who always wants to eat.
    Their enemies include the merciless pirate Bloth and his crew, and the Dark Dweller and his Dark Disciples. All of them have something in common, they hate Ren and would stop at nothing to get the Treasures before them (Bloth believing them to be valuable, and the Dark Dweller to destroy them).
    The quality of this show was great, and you won't be disappointed by it. The action scenes are portrayed beautifully and you won't believe what you are going to see and will never know what will happen next. This show was incredible, and unfortunately it was never completed. The story was never finished, only eight Treasures were found and the Dark Water was not stopped.