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What kind of cats are the ThunderKittens?

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    CodeofThundera

    [1]Jul 16, 2006
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    It's obvious with all the other ThunderCats.

    Lion-O - lion
    Tygra - tiger
    Panthro - panther
    Cheetarah - cheetah
    Lynx-O - lynx
    Pumyra - puma
    Bengali - white tiger

    But what exactly are Wilykit and Wilykat?

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    Sillicone

    [2]Jul 16, 2006
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    I think that they're mongrels. It's really hard to discern their species from their name and their appearance doesn't remind of me of any cat I knew.
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    CodeofThundera

    [3]Jul 16, 2006
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    Aside from the stripes in their hair, they look the same breed as Lion-O which might make you think they're lions. But last time I checked, no lions have stripes. Maybe they're a cross between a lion and a tiger. You'd think though they would then have more stripes on their body like Tygra does then. Wily could come from the word wild, meaning they're wildcats, but I don't think that's a breed.
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    Streeca

    [4]Jul 24, 2006
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    I think Wilykat is a lynx, because of his "sideburns", the fur on the sides of his face. As for Kit, i really don't know. A bobcat? A domestic cat? Nothing in her apperance to give a clue.
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    CodeofThundera

    [5]Jul 24, 2006
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    Except Wilykit and Wilykat are twins, so they have to be the same kind of cat.  I don't think that Wilykat really looks like Lynx-O though.
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    Streeca

    [6]Jul 24, 2006
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    Heh, you're gonna lough at me, but i've not yet reached the episode where Lynx-O appears. :=} So i don't know how he looks, and can't compare to him; my comparison was to real-life lynxes. Them being twins, though, is a good point, which defies any further attempts on classifying them, since their basic features are different: being lions would explain it, since females have no mane, but then Kat only has that fur on the sides of his face, rather than all around it... Guess we'll have to write them off as mongrels, indeed.
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    JohnnyPromoshot

    [7]Sep 14, 2007
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    I'd have to say they are either lions, bobcats are a cross between a lion and a bobcat. Notice how much Wilykit resembles young Lion-O in the first episode. Along with Lion-O (and perhaps Jaga), the kids have the most "human-esque" faces (with no spots or fur--the two tone facial coloring is about all that stands them apart from the humans on the show). Also, Wilykat's hairstyle is similar to the bobcat's "mane" and together with his name this suggests he is a bobcat--with Wilykit being made as a feminine counterpart however un-similar she looks to him (probably to not confuse them with each other).
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    seto1

    [8]Sep 26, 2007
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    i think they are alley cats lol
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    raven_blue

    [9]Jul 1, 2008
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    i think they're simple cats and just a bit wild. can't think anything else about 'em.
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    virginia17

    [10]Nov 10, 2010
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    Judging by the "Wily" part of their names, I think it's clear their wildcats. Wilykat's name is especially a giveaway. ("Wily" "Kat", "wildcat", get it? )


    You can't deny that just because of their appearance. Panthro's based off a panther, but he isn't all black like a panther. And Jaga's based off a jaguar, but he doesn't have a jaguar's spots.

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    Yaspaa

    [12]Aug 31, 2011
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    Yeah, it's all in the name - they're wildcats.
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