When thinking about a heroic character, I think of a few attributes that point to a character being a hero. Are they likeable? Brave? up for adventure? a great leader? Lion-o checks of all those questions with a resounding YES and then some. I remember thinking how incredible this half cat – half human character was. How he was meant to lead this team of warriors, the Thundercats. His weapons were also amazing the Sword of Omens which fit snugly into his clawed glove until the moment Lion-O would shout the words Thunder, thunder, thunder, thundercats hoooooooooooooo! The sword would grow and project the Thundercats logo into the sky, summoning the other Thundercats to the battle.
With his sidekick Snarf by his side, Lion-O and the Thundercats had to battle the evil Mumm-Ra. A mummy whose magic transforms him into Mumm-Ra the Everliving!!
Along with Cheetara, Panthro, Tigra, Wily Kit and Wily Kat the Thundercats will always have a special place in my heart as one of the greatest cartoon shows of all time!