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Thundercats, or as some call it, Thunderpants, or Thunderthighs. It was the traditional fight between good and evil.

The good guys (or cats) being the Thudercats, and the bad guys being Mumm-ra, and his band of pathetic mutants. The Thundercats home planet, Thundera (original name eh?) was destroyed and a selection of the breed escaped and made home on a new planet called Third Earth. There they go about their business as normal as any normal human-cat hybrid would, and if they got bored they might to battle with evil.

These feline creatures were not like your loveable pussycat though. Apart from the fact that they run around on two legs, they also have powers, provided courtesy of the Eye Of Thundera.

Lion-o is the leader of the Thundercats, and has a nifty toy called the Sword Of Omens. It’s not a very big thing to begin with (hey, size isn’t important after all, it’s what you do with it that counts). He turns it on (ooer) by swinging it about (yes, this really was a kids cartoon, it’s not my fault you’ve got a dirty mind), and yelling “Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats, Ho!”, and then it gets bigger and becomes a most powerful weapon (fnarr, fnarr).

Tygra is second in command and is the one who designed their comfortable little home, the Cats Lair. His claim to fame is that he has a Bolo Whip (bit like Miss Whiplash’s) and has the power to become invisible.
Cheetara is the fastest of the Thundercats (and fittest (well, as far as a cartoon character can be anyway)). She has a Bow-staff (no comment) and has a sixth sense that gives her the ability to see into the past, present, and future.

Panthro is the eldest of the Thundercats. He has a battle stick and an advanced fighting technique. He’s quite nifty with his hands as well as he builds various vehicles, such as the Thundertank. And on Sundays he probably does a touch of gardening as well.

Wily-kit and Wily-kat are a couple of young brats. They’re always getting into trouble, and quite frankly deserve a good spanking (and would probably enjoy it).

Finally, there is Snarf. If there ever was a creature that deserved a good smack in the mouth, Snarf is it. Snarf was Lion-o’s nursemaid when he was a young child, and still mothers him to death.

On the bad side, there is of course Mumm-ra, and his band of mutants made up of Slithe, Monkian, Jackalman, Vultureman, and Rataro. Between them they don’t have half a braincell to rub together. To be honest, if you took a huge reptile, a monkey, a jackal, a vulture and a, err, well whatever Rataro is, put them in a small room and then introduced a couple of cats, who do you think would come out alive?

Thundercats was a good cartoon at the time, and still is entertaining. It’s definitely a kids cartoon though, any perverted adult with a severely twisted mind will tell you that this cartoon is so full of sexual innuendoes, it’s just asking for trouble. Or maybe it’s just me (err, “yes” would be the answer to that you sick young man).

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