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Captain Koinelius Tunar

Voiced by: Robin Atkin Downes

Captain Koinelius Tunar is the commanding officer of a sand ship manned by Fishmen. He holds an intense grudge against a creature called the Ramlak, which took one of his legs and ruined his people's homeland.

Tropes associated with The Captain:

Tunar: "I'll follow ya straight to the flamin' pits of Magmel before I give you up!"

Emrick the Petalar

Emrick is a member of the Petalars, a small race of Plant Aliens who've been separated from their homeland for generations. They live for about a day! Despite this trait, he's a highly optimistic Petalar who possess an upbeat and adventurous attitude.

Tropes associated with Emrick:

  • Badass Adorable: Capable of going toe-to-toe with opponents many times his size. Not that 'many times his size' is particularly big, but it's still impressive.
  • Badass Mustache: In adulthood, he gets a dashing Errol Flynn 'stache.
  • Cheerful Child: An enthusiastic young Pollyanna, quite convinced that, despite being trapped in the Briar Woods for generations, Lion-O and his Thundercats will help them find a way back home.
  • Constantly Curious: He's full of questions for the Thundercats. Lion-O says he reminds him of himself at that age, implying that he was one as well.
  • Final Speech: Assures Lion-O that It's the Journey That Counts
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Makes one out of a twig to better model himself after Lion-O
  • Hot-Blooded: His one constant trait, mirroring Lion-O.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: An interesting variation. Lion-O is the elder, with Emrick as his much younger friend, but thanks to the Petalars one-day lifespans, Lion-O sees Emrick become the elder.
  • Motor Mouth: During his youth. Luckily his mouth's small enough to be stopped with a little finger.
  • Plant Person: All of the Petalars.
  • Retirony: Dies before he can ascend the Cliff of Winds, (an uncoiled fern) and ride an updraft to his ancestral home.
  • Tagalong Kid: He's like the little kid brother Lion-O never had. For about ten minutes, anyway.


Voiced by: Will Friedle (episode 7) and Jason Marsden (episode 21)

Leo is Lion-O's ancestor, Commander Mumm-Ra's second-in-command and leader of the Animal rebellion.

Tropes associated with Leo:

Panthera (during a riot): Are you gonna stand there and look pretty or are you gonna fight?

Captain Tygus

Voiced by: Corey Burton

Captain Tygus is Commander Mumm-Ra's leader in the field, who's operations obtained the War Stone. Like other Tigers, he fought against Leo's Mutiny against Mumm-Ra. His clan was banished for this reason.

Tropes associated with Captain Tygus:

  • The Captain: The hands-on, field-leader type, who conducts a one-man assault on a heavily guarded tower powered by a MacGuffin he's Plundering for his Commander.
  • Expy: Of Tygra. Lion-O/Leo even lampshades the man's doubt in his plan:

Lion-O/Leo: "A tiger underestimating me. I'm not surprised."


Voiced by: Cree Summer

Leo's beloved and coordinator of the rebellion.

Tropes associated with Panthera:


Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

Leader of the Jackals who joined Leo in his rebellion against Mumm-Ra.

Tropes assocaiated with Shen:


Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

Leader of the Lizards who joined Leo in his rebellion against Mumm-Ra.

Tropes associated with Rezard:

The Drifter/Hattanzo the Swordmaker

Voiced by: Stephen Root

A mysterious, eccentric rabbit man who offers Lion-O some much needed advice in the Swordsmans' Town.

Tropes associated with The Drifter

Ro-Bear Bill

Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker

Ro-Bear Bill is a member of the Berbil race, a group of small robotic bears.

Tropes associated with Ro-Bear Bill


A leader of the highly forgetful monks of the Elephant Village.

Tropes associated with Anet


Voiced by: Jim Meskimen

Aburn is one of a group of Forgetful Jones mystic-monk Elephants who develops a friendship with Wilykit.

Tropes associated with Aburn

Zigg, Snips and Gami, the Wood Forgers

Voiced by: Richard Chamberlain

Three Supernatural Martial Artists who staff a school of Paper Mastery and serve as protectors of the Forest of Magi Oar.

Tropes associated with the Wood Forgers

  • Arch Enemy: To Viragor.
  • Art Initiates Life: Gami's paper beasts animate, move and employ Breath Weapons. Zigg can paint a vessel with his brush to capture and contain evil spirits, or paint a miniature animation of Viragor. Snips can create self-propelling pinwheels, snowflake blizzards and people-sized cages.
  • Breath Weapon: Gami twice folds a giant animate paper dragon, which alternately breathes a powerful wind or purple bursts of fire.
  • In Harmony with Nature: They use their wood forging to defend the forest against Viragor, employing a paper mill to produce their supplies. Which they do by unsustainable clear-cutting with no replanting, provoking the ire of Viragor.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: One of Zigg's attacks is basically the paper version of this.
  • Paper Master: Zigg favors calligraphy, Gami folded animals, and Snips papercraft.
  • Paper Talisman: Used by Zigg, complete with Magical Incantation "Begone, evil spirits..."
  • Protectorate: The Forest of Magi Oar.
  • Punny Name: Zigg is from "zig-zag" Gami from "origami" and Snips from the action of a scissors
  • The Voiceless: Snips and Gami do not speak, allowing Zigg to do all the talking.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Zigg explains that their processing of the magic wood into paper serves both the forest and people in need of the rescue his martial artists provide.


Voiced by: Hector Elizondo

A monstrous bird who inhabits the Forest of Magi Oar and antagonizes those who travel and live within it.

Tropes associated with Viragor


Voiced by: Robin Atkin Downes

Leader of the banished Tiger Tribe, and Tygra's biological father.

Tropes associated with Javan


Voiced by: Jim Cummings

A member of the Tiger Clan's council.

Tropes associated with Caspin:

Queen of Thundera

Voiced by: Juliet Rose Landau

The wife of Claudus, and the mother of Tygra and Lion-O.

Tropes associated with the Queen of Thundera:

  • Death by Childbirth
  • The High Queen: Of the soft spoken variety.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She's quite petite when compared to Claudus, who looks enormous when standing by her side. Her delicate build and petite stature may have contributed to her complications and death in childbirth.
  • Hot Mom
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: She and Claudus were struggling to conceive a child before Tygra came along, but were eventually able to have Lion-O by the time Tygra was a few years old.
  • Missing Mom
  • Modest Royalty
  • No Name Given: Has no known name aside from "The Queen".
  • Proper Lady: Basically she's gentle, incorruptible and pure. She sacrifices herself for her son Lion-O. She is devoted and loyal, and her good will and charity is what leads Tygra into eventually becoming a Thundercat. However, more important than anything else... is her gentle smile.

The Wily Family

Wilykit and Wilykat's mother, father, sister and brother.

Tropes associated with the Wily Family:


Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

A former slave and gladiator dog who fought alongside Panthro in the Pit. He rose through the ranks and became the boss of the arena.

Tropes associated with Dobo:

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Ended up in charge of the gladitorial games he was once an asskicking champion in, and it's strongly implied that he overthrew the previous management.
  • Badass: Just look at the guy.
  • Heterosexual Life Partners: With Panthro. It ultimately ends better than it did with Grune.
  • Large and In Charge: Gladiator boss and easily one of the tallest characters in the series, towering over the already-massive Panthro.
  • Meaningful Name: Dobo. Doberman. Get the picture?
  • Noble Bigot: Despite thinking ill of Panthro for presumably abandoning him to the arena, and thinking that cats in general have no honor, he nonetheless greets Panthro as a friend and lets the Thundercats stay in his city. Later, when Pumyra refuses to finish off Lion-O even when threatened with death, he even agrees to release Pumyra from the arena.
  • Rags to Riches: Started out as a lowly gladiator fighting in the arena. By the time the Thundercats meet him, he's the man in charge of the whole spectacle!


Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

A pickpocket raccoon gifted with kleptovoyance, the ability to know the right thing to steal, even if he isn't sure how it will be useful.

Tropes associated with Tookit:

  • The Artful Dodger
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He is a charming sweet guy who gives street urchins food and safe haven, in exchange for them stealing money and jewels for him. And after they steal enough, they cannot return to the streets as they are wanted for all the crimes Tookit made them do.
  • Engineered Public Confession: When facing down the Thunderkittens and his rebelling minions, he blurts out how he made the kittens and others steal for him, with the guard dog standing right behind him.
  • Expy: A charming thief with a preternatural sense of thieving opportunities, and whose tools include a staff with a hook on one end? Apparently, Sly Cooper has family on Third Earth.
    • Episode 22 also makes him into somewhat of an expy of Fagin.
  • It May Help You on Your Quest/You Will Know What to Do: His kleptovoyance in a nutshell, leading him to steal seemingly worthless trinkets that soon after prove beneficial to him in some way.
    • He incorrectly believes this applies to people too, believing that his frequent run-ins with the Thunderkittens are a sign that they will help him pull off the biggest heist in his life. Instead, they free the urchins he trapped in a life of crime by siccing a guard on him and stealing his Forever Bag. The only thing his kleptovoyance lead him to steal in this episode was a hairpin that allows him to break out of his cell at the end.
  • Loveable Rogue
  • Punny Name: "Took it", referring to his thieving nature.
  • Rascally Raccoon
  • Sticky Fingers

Albo, Jenyo, and Gusto

Three children that Tookit has recruited into a life of crime and trained to be master thieves. They have become wanted criminals and are unable to return to an honest life.

Tropes associated with Albo, Jenyo, and Gusto:


  • Meaningful Name: Ponzi. As in, "Ponzi scheme".
  • Spanner in the Works: To Mumm-Ra in "Recipe for Disaster". His "transform into an unstoppable demonic dragon" plan would have gone off without a hitch if it weren't for this hapless potion salesman. Even Ponzi's surprised his elixir and his pet caterpillar turned out to be useful in the end.


Voiced by: Corey Burton

A Dog who is Lion-O's friend and deals in technology.

The Soul Sever

Voiced by: Jeffrey Combs

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