Season 1 Episode 39

Monkian's Bargain

Aired Daily 5:00 PM Nov 14, 1985 on
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Monkian goes to Mumm-ra and agrees to give him anything if Mumm-ra will make him powerful enough to rule Third Earth. Mumm-ra agrees cleverly, and gives him Power Spheres which make him super strong and give him super weapons. He freezes all the Thundercats, then defeats Lion-O and takes the sword of Omens back to Mumm-ra. Mumm-ra takes it, and then says that Monkian's part of the bargain will be that he can keep the spheres, but he has to stay in Mumm-ra's pyramid for all eternity. Walls surround Monkian, and every time he breaks them down, a new set of walls shows up. While Monkian and Mumm-ra are arguing, Lion-O retrievs the sword and frees the other Thundercats. Monkian gives up his power to be free again.moreless

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  • Monkian bargains with Mumm-ra to give him the Eye of Thundera in exchange for great power and a price he wasn't expecting.

    This is another episode that I thought wasn't going to be that great, but turned out to be really exciting.

    The episode opens with the bargain between Monkian and Mumm-ra. I was wondering why Mumm-ra would want Monkian's help, but I'm assuming he did it because Monkian would be easily persuaded to accept the bargain without questioning the price.

    Monkian actually turns out to be a formidable foe in this episode. He capture most of the Thundercats and succeeds in bringing Mumm-ra the Eye of Thundera. His battles with the Thundercats are exciting to watch.

    An even greater battle, is the one among Lion-O, Monkian, and Mumm-ra at Mumm-ra's pyramid. It goes on for a pretty good while.

    This episode is worth the watch.moreless
Earle Hyman

Earle Hyman

Panthro, Redeye, Ancient Spirits of Evil, Grune The Destroyer, Captian Cracker, Hammerhand, Cruncher

Lynne Lipton

Lynne Lipton

Cheetara, Wilykit, Mandora, Luna, Warrior Maidens

Doug Preis

Doug Preis

Lynx-O, Guardian of the Book of Omens

Earl Hammond

Earl Hammond

Jaga, Mumm-Ra, Tug-Mug, Vultureman, Ratar-O, Snowman, Hachiman, Ro-Bear Berbils, Top-Spinner, Claudus

Larry Kenney

Larry Kenney

voice of Lion-O / Jackalman

Peter Newman

Peter Newman

Tygra, Wilykat, Monkian, Bengali, Alluro, Capt. Shiner

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In Cats Lair, Lion-O told the ThunderKittens to go to their battle stations. They ran out of the room and were not seen again until they hopped out of the ThunderTank in the Black Pyramid. Apparantly they didn't try to rescue the other ThunderCats still trapped in spheres around Cats Lair while Lion-O and Snarf were prisoners in the pyramid.

    • Mumm-Ra was in his sarcophagus with the Sword of Omens. When Lion-O partly opened the sarcophagus to try and get the sword, it should have brought Mumm-Ra out but it didn't. Instead he and the Sword remained in his sarcophagus with it partly open until Monkian challenged him.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Wilykit: What if we couldn't get the sword back from Monkian?
      Wilykat: Then he would've ruled Third Earth forever.
      Tygra: Don't be so sure of that, Wilykat. Some creatures are ready for power, some aren't.
      Panthro: Yeah, Monkian tried to make his own bargain with the sword, but he just couldn't cut it.

    • Monkian: I am invincible! I alone rule Third Earth! I... rule... Third... Earth!
      Mumm-Ra: Power has its price. Remember our bargain, Monkian.
      Monkian: I am not afraid of our little bargain, Mumm-Ra. Tell me the price of my power. I will pay now.
      Mumm-Ra: You rule Third Earth. But it is a kingdom you will never see! Because you can never leave my pyramid!

  • NOTES (2)


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