The Best Episodes of ThunderCats

Last Updated: Dec 5, 2018

The inhabitants of the planet Thundera evacuate just before it is destroyed. They were pursued by a band of mutants. All but one of their escape ships was destroyed. Only a small group of Thunderans (Thundercats) remained. With only half engine power, the group, which was led by Jaga, had to set a course for the nearest planet. Jaga commanded their ship while the other seven were in their stasis tubes. Jaga died on their journey to Third Earth and their ship crashed there. Soon they made friends with various groups in the area and they designed a fortress. Mumm-Ra the centuries-old embodiment of evil, along with the mutants that destroyed the rest of the Thunderans are a constant threat. But Lion-O, the new leader of the Thundercats, with his weapon the "Sword of Omens" will help the Thundercats to have a standing chance.

The Wild Workout

#1 - The Wild Workout

Season 3 - Episode 16

Lion-O, Panthro, and Snarf set out to look for more pieces of the Treasure of Thundera, and Mumm-Ra sets a trap for them. He freezes them in the caverns of cold on Thundera. Meanwhile, back on third earth, the Luna-tacs, in need of another source of power for their ship, use exercise machines to power it up. They capture the other Thundercats and force them to workout on the machines to power up the ship. The Thundercats manage to overwork the power supply, and escape from Sky Tomb. Back in the caverns, Snarf manages to get the sword of omens to Lion-O with his tail, and they escape and return to third earth.

star 8.13
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The Book of Omens

#2 - The Book of Omens

Season 4 - Episode 20

New Thundera is being torn apart and the Thundercats must present certain artifacts at various dangerous locations that used to be beautiful places, then Lion-O must go into the book and give the Key of Thundera to the guardian of the book ""at the 24th hour,"" or the Thundercats will be frozen in time and New Thundera will be destroyed. But Mumm-Ra steals the book and key and journeys into the book himself. He wants to save New Thundera BUT wants the Thundercats frozen in time. The Ancient Spirits of Evil try to stop Mumm-Ra because they fear if Mumm-Ra goes into the book, their powers will cease to exist. The other Thundercats run into problems also at the locations they are supposed to be at. Lion-O goes into the book using the Sword of Omens and battles Mumm-Ra one on one, neither of them using any magic. Even when Mumm-Ra cheats, Lion-O still wins. The ASOE summon their ""champion,"" Pyron, to then fight Lion-O, but Lion-O gets the dragons in the book to fry him... He presents the key

star 8.09
23 votes
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Secret of the Ice King

#3 - Secret of the Ice King

Season 1 - Episode 52

An old iceburg on Hook Mountain begins to melt, and encased in it is an ancient being known as the Ice King. He begins to destory Snow-Man's caslte at the top of Hook Mountain, and frezzes Snow man in solid ice. Snow-Meow, his faithful compainion seeks out Lion-O to do away with the being and save his master. Lion-O fails, and is also frozen. Once again Snow-Meow sets out to find the other Thundercats. They arrive only to face defeat, and Cheetarah is the only one to survive. She uses the sword to restore Lion-O to normal, and he in turn restores everyone else. They discover that the Ice King is looking for an ancient egg to see his wife, the Queen one last time before he dies. They understand his madness and assist him in finding the egg

star 8.00
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Feliner (2)

#4 - Feliner (2)

Season 1 - Episode 30

Vultureman summons Ratar-O to take him to the planet of the Snarfs to capture one of them and use it as ransom with the Thundercats. Snarf, thinking his entire race was wiped out when Thundera blew up, finds out that they have captured Snarfer, his little nephew. The Thundercats set out to find the Mutants and save Snarfer. After successfully saving Snarfer, the Thundercats are faced with the problem of returning Snarfer to his planet. Panthro cleverly invents the Feliner, a spaceship. In order for it to work, though, the machine need a hyperspace mega-condenser. Snarf reminds him that there is one on Ratar-O's Ratstar. The Thundercats once again pursue the Mutants to the wreckage site of the Ratstar to take their mega-condenser.

star 8.00
21 votes
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The Trouble with ThunderKittens

#5 - The Trouble with ThunderKittens

Season 1 - Episode 62

The Thunderkittens steal the Thundercats' weapons so they can prove they can use them, but the Mutants steal the weapons! Lion-O and the kittens must get the weapons back from the Mutants.

star 8.00
2 votes
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Lion-O's Anointment First Day: Trial of Strength

#6 - Lion-O's Anointment First Day: Trial of Strength

Season 1 - Episode 37

On Lion-O's 20th birthday, he must pass a set of trials to become the true Lord of the ThunderCats. Even though he is the hereditary Lord of the ThunderCats, he must prove himself to be worthy of that title. His first test is to beat Panthro in a duel to test his strength.

star 7.96
25 votes
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Exodus

#7 - Exodus

Season 1 - Episode 1

With their home planet, Thundera, about to explode, the Thunderians flee to a distant galaxy. Before they can make the long journey the Mutants sweep in and destroy most of the fleet in an attempt to capture the Eye of Thundera. Due to the attack, the Thundercats find themselves on a distant planet. A grown-up Lion-O must save his Thundercats from the Mutants on Third Earth.

star 7.95
341 votes
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Tight Squeeze

#8 - Tight Squeeze

Season 1 - Episode 40

After the Mutants fail to ambush and defeat the Thundercats with Vultureman's new Thundrainium cannon, Vultureman, furious about the failed attempt and the loss of his weapon, activates a self-destruct built into each of his inventions or repaired machinery, and all the Mutant technology disintegrates. To even the odds, Slithe asks Mumm-Ra to send an electrical energy creature to destroy all the equipment in Cats' Lair, which also seals up the door to the Sword Chamber, trapping the Sword of Omens inside along with all the Thundercats' weapons. The Mutants attack, and manage to capture Cheetara and Panthro. Snarf must climb into the ventilation shafts to reach the Sword Chamber from within, but Jackalman follows him, trying to capture him. Outside, Lion-O is attacked by Slithe and Monkian, and later Mumm-Ra. After Snarf successfully gets the Sword back to Lion-O, Lion-O frees Panthro and Cheetara and they defeat Mumm-Ra and the Mutants.

star 7.94
16 votes
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Lion-O's Anointment Second Day: The Trial of Speed

#9 - Lion-O's Anointment Second Day: The Trial of Speed

Season 1 - Episode 42

On the second day of his trials, Lion-O must race Cheetara through the dangerous lands of Third Earth. Although Cheetara is by far the fastest among the Thundercats, her speed can only last for a short time period. Lion-O takes a shorter but more dangerous route to make up for Cheetara's advantage.

star 7.91
22 votes
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Mechanical Plague

#10 - Mechanical Plague

Season 1 - Episode 48

Panthro invents flying video cameras which are suppose to record the events that take place on third-earth so they could create their own holographic time capsule. Mumm-Ra, in hope of destroying the Thundercats once more, revives the great mechanical monsters which the Thundercats have destroyed in the past to attack them. He revives the Mutant War robot, The Driller, The Giant Insect, and the Techno-Pede.

star 7.87
15 votes
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The Transfer

#11 - The Transfer

Season 1 - Episode 54

A spaceship approaches third Earth and it sets off all the alarms of the ThunderCats, Mutants and even Mumm-Ra. It contains enough radioactive material to put an end to the ThunderCats. Jackelman takes the recovered materials first and Mumm-Ra takes it from him. The ThunderCats battle Mumm-Ra on top of the Dark Pyramid for the sphere and eventually win, setting the materials to explode safely in space.

star 7.85
13 votes
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Helpless Laughter

#12 - Helpless Laughter

Season 4 - Episode 11

A convergence of the Moons of Plun-Darr causes a drought on Thundera. Panthro and Snarf go looking for water, then Ezuka, the flying Serpent of Dreary Canal wanting to get water itself, attacks Panthro and Snarf and causes them to fall into the Swamp of the Laughing Lilypads, making them laugh out of control. Ezuka attacks the Lair, still looking for water. Lion-O uses the Sword to make some rain, then he and Ben-Gali use the Thunderstrike to melt some ice, but Mumm-Ra comes along and causes a flood. Lion-O calls for the others, which also free Panthro and Snarf from the laughter and they use some of the Swamps water to cause Mumm-Ra to laugh uncontrolably, and he falls in the flood waters and is washed away.

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Mumm-Ra Lives (4)

#13 - Mumm-Ra Lives (4)

Season 2 - Episode 4

Young Snarfer, Snarfs nephew, arives on third earth. His ship has gone off course though and landed in territory of the Luna-tacks. The Luna-tacks manage to capture Snarfer, and the Thundercats must venture into Darkside to save young Snarfer so he can work the Tower of Omens.

star 7.84
19 votes
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Feliner (1)

#14 - Feliner (1)

Season 1 - Episode 29

Vultureman summons Ratar-O to take him to the planet of the Snarfs to capture one of them and use it as ransom with the Thundercats. Snarf, thinking his entire race was wiped out when Thundera blew up, finds out that they have captured Snarfer, his little nephew. The Thundercats set out to find the Mutants and save Snarfer. After successfully saving Snarfer, the Thundercats are faced with the problem of returning Snarfer to his planet. Panthro cleverly invents the Feliner, a spaceship. In order for it to work, though, the machine need a hyperspace mega-condenser. Snarf reminds him that there is one on Ratar-O's Ratstar. The Thundercats once again pursue the Mutants to the wreckage site of the Ratstar to take their mega-condenser.

star 7.83
23 votes
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The Thunderscope

#15 - The Thunderscope

Season 3 - Episode 17

Back visiting their old wreckage site, Lion-O and Snarf stumble upon the Thunder-scope, a legendary thunderian telescope that locates lost thunderians, and their belongings. Mumm-Ra, interested in the Thunder-scope so he could find the treasure of thundera, ambushes Lion-O. He actually kills him in this scene. Before Lion-O dies, he manages to take out a lens from the Thunder-scope so Mumm-Ra could not completely use it. Jaga appears to Snarf, and Lion-O's dead body, and revives him. Mumm-Ra comes back for the missing piece, and Lion-O has to stop him.

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Divide and Conquer

#16 - Divide and Conquer

Season 1 - Episode 55

Vultureman invents a voice imitator which can imitate ANYONES voice. The mutants use the invention to trick the Thundercats into falling for false distress calls. They go on the communication frequency that the Thundercats use and pretend to be Thundercats in danger. Each Thundercat is lured into a different danger zone of third earth. Wily Kit and Kat get trapped in the Vortex, Cheetara in a giant bee hive, Tygra in Mole-masters hole, and Panthro gets captured by the mutants. Liono and Snarf go off to save them once again, and put the mutant scheme to an end.

star 7.81
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Return of the Driller

#17 - Return of the Driller

Season 1 - Episode 32

The Driller, Mumm-Ra's servant who captured Panthro for him in Spitting Image, returns to aid Mumm-Ra once again. His job this time is to drill a hole from the Cats' Lair to the Acid lake, allowing the acid to flow in and eat away at the lair. The Thundercats set out to find the one substance that neutralizes the acid.

star 7.79
19 votes
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Lion-O's Anointment Final Day: The Trial of Evil

#18 - Lion-O's Anointment Final Day: The Trial of Evil

Season 1 - Episode 61

Finally, to prove that Lion-O is worthy to be the Lord of the Thundercats, he must defeat his worst enemy. Mumm-Ra. He manages to find a way into Mumm-Ra's tomb, and defeats him by throwing his coffin into the evil cauldrum. This is the first time that Lion-O really defeats Mumm-Ra.

star 7.76
25 votes
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Dimension Doom

#19 - Dimension Doom

Season 1 - Episode 33

Wiz-Ra, Mumm-Ra's enemy from long ago, comes back every 7000 years through a portal that just happens to be in Cheetara's bedroom. Wiz-Ra wears a magical helmet that lets him control minds. When the time arrives and Wiz-Ra comes through the portal, Mumm-Ra steals the helmet. Cheetara helps Wiz-Ra get the helmet back and free the ThunderCats from its spell.

star 7.75
20 votes
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Monkian's Bargain

#20 - Monkian's Bargain

Season 1 - Episode 39

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, 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 retrieves the Sword and frees the other Thundercats. Monkian gives up his power to be free again.

star 7.74
19 votes
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Sword in a Hole

#21 - Sword in a Hole

Season 1 - Episode 35

Mumm-Ra hires Captain Shiner no send a fake distress signal to the Thundercats. With their new vehicle, the Feliner, the Thundercats set out into deep space to help the "ship in distress". When they arrive, Shiner captures Lion-O and the Sword of Omens. He gives the Sword to Mumm-Ra, and Mumm-Ra throws it into a black hole. Cheetara returns to Third Earth to get Panthro. They rescue Lion-O, and seize Shiner's ship. Panthro sets a course into the black hole to recover the Sword. They enter, and must battle the robotic city of lost space ships to recover the Sword of Omens and escape.

star 7.67
21 votes
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The Ghost Warrior

#22 - The Ghost Warrior

Season 1 - Episode 11

Two Bolkins (sheep-like beings from Third Earth) unleash the ghost of Grune the Destroyer, a renegade Thundercat who once terrorised Third Earth and now turns his attention to the Thundercats.

star 7.64
58 votes
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The Thunder-Cutter

#23 - The Thunder-Cutter

Season 1 - Episode 27

Mumm-Ra summons the great samurai Hachiman to seek and destroy Lion-O. He tells Hachiman that Lion-O and the Thundercats are destroying his planet. Hachiman and Lion-O confront each other, but their swords refuse to draw on each other. They become allies and hope to destroy Mumm-Ra together. Enraged, Mumm-Ra summons another warrior, a ninja, to sabotage the Thundercats, and retrieve Slithe, whom they have captured.

star 7.62
26 votes
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The Crystal Queen

#24 - The Crystal Queen

Season 1 - Episode 23

The Thundercats think that Snarf is getting too old, and that he is not up to doing as much as he does. To prove them wrong, Snarf saves the Thundercats from another mess. The evil Crystal Queen, Tartara, captures the Arrietta bird, whose songs enchant the Berbils' harvests. Lion-O, upset with her selfishness, goes off to save the bird, but gets caught and put under an evil spell. Snarf, managing to slip through the crystal queens defenses, saves Lion-O and frees the Arrietta bird.

star 7.58
26 votes
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Eye of the Beholder

#25 - Eye of the Beholder

Season 1 - Episode 60

Panthro makes a fake sword of omens, and they plan to play a joke on the Mutants! But the joke backfires when the Mutants capture Snarf too! Lion-O must rescue Snarf and defeat the Mutants and Mumm-Ra once again.

star 7.53
15 votes
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