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The Lord of the ThunderCats
Lion-O
Origin ThunderCats
S1E1 "Exodus: (Pilot: Part One)"
(1985)
Company Warner Bros.
Appearance(s) He-Man VS Lion-O
Voice Actor(s) Xander Mobus (DEATH BATTLE!)
Thunder! Thunder! Thunder! ThunderCats, hooo!
~ Lion-O

Lion-O is the main protagonist of the ThunderCats series. He appeared in the 26th episode and Season 2 Premiere of DEATH BATTLE!, He-Man VS Lion-O, where he fought against He-Man from the Masters of the Universe series.

History

A young Lion-O barely escaped the destruction of his home planet Thundera along with the five Thundarian Nobles. However, a malfunction in his cryotube caused his body to age by ten years while keeping his mind as a 13-year-old one. As the leader of the ThunderCats he fights against the evil forces of Mumm-Ra.

DEATH BATTLE! info

Background

  • Age: 13 years, physically 23
  • Height: 1.9 m / 6'4"
  • Weight: 102.5 kg / 225 Ibs
  • Species: Thunderian
  • Lord of the ThunderCats
  • Trained by ThunderCat nobles
  • Has command over all cats

Sword of Omens

  • Cuts through most material
  • Extends immeasurably
  • Can be summoned from a distance
  • Flight
  • Casts force fields
  • Sword Beams
    • Lightning, fire, or varied temperatures
    • Laser + "guiding" beam
    • Scattered explosive beams
    • Many, many more

The Eye of Thundera

  • A separate, living entity
  • Limitless magical power
  • Grants super strength
  • Alerts of relevant danger
  • Source of ThunderCat life
  • Sight-Beyond-Sight
    • Surveys events across space & time
    • Visual & audible
    • Cosmic & magnetic fields can interfere

Claw Shield

  • Extremely durable shield
  • 4 grappling hooks
  • Claw-shot
  • Smokescreen
  • Highly reflective surface
  • Claws can pierce stone
  • Small, portable size
  • Sheathes the Sword of Omens

Weaknesses

  • Thundrainium
  • Very reliant on Eye
  • Minimal education
  • Somewhat immature & hot-blooded
  • The Eye is the source of his life

Feats

  • Lifted & threw an Ancient Spirit of Evil
  • Beat Panthro in strength
  • Beat Cheetara in a 5 mile sprint
  • Pulled an escaping starship down
  • Survived the planet's core
  • Survived the vacuum of space
  • Held together a broken planet

DEATH BATTLE! Quotes

  • That sounds like trouble. Thunder! Thunder! Thunder! ThunderCats, ho! Sword of Omens... give me sight beyond sight!
  • Stop right there! You would mount that poor pussy like some kind of mule? You muscular fiend! Noble tiger, turn on your master!
  • I am Lion-O, Lord of the ThunderCats... and you will pay for your animal cruelty.
  • I've got plenty of tricks left.
  • Sword of Omens... come to me.
  • Not so fast...
  • Want to keep going? Looks like you're a bit tied up at the moment.
  • I... think... I've... got a... hairball.
  • Feel the power of Thundera!
  • Now to finish you off! Wait... where did you go? Sword of Omens... give me sight beyond sight. Hmm... a mountain? Why show me this? Wait a minute... that's... impossible...
  • By Thundera! Sword of Omens... give me power beyond power!
  • Time for the climactic finale!
  • That's not possible!

Gallery

Trivia

  • Lion-O is the first Warner Bros. combatant who isn't from DC or Mortal Kombat.
  • Lion-O is the first combatant who got voiced by Xander Mobus, with the next three being RoboCop, Wolverine and Agumon.
  • Lion-O is one of the few characters whose weaknesses are mentioned before their feats, the others being Blanka, Luigi and Tails.

References

DEATH BATTLE Combatants
Season 1 Boba Fett - Samus Aran | Akuma - Shang Tsung | Rogue - Wonder Woman | Goomba - Koopa Troopa | Mike Haggar - Zangief | Leonardo - Donatello - Michelangelo - Raphael | Zitz - Leonardo | Yoshi - Riptor | Felicia - Taokaka | Kratos - Spawn | Bomberman - Dig Dug | Vegeta - Shadow the Hedgehog | Mario - Sonic the Hedgehog | Justin Bieber - Rebecca Black | Luke Skywalker - Harry Potter | Chun-Li - Mai Shiranui | Starscream - Rainbow Dash | Master Chief - Doomguy | Dr. Eggman - Eggman's Infantry - Badniks - Metal Sonic - Dr. Wily - Wily's Infantry - Robot Masters - Bass | Princess Zelda - Princess Peach | Thor - Raiden | Link - Cloud Strife | Batman - Spider-Man | Pikachu - Blanka | Son Goku - Superman
Season 2 He-Man - Lion-O | Shao Kahn - M. Bison | Ryu Hayabusa - Strider Hiryu | Ivy Valentine - Black Orchid | Fox McCloud - Bucky O'Hare | The Terminator - RoboCop | Luigi - Tails | Venusaur - Blastoise - Charizard | Fulgore - Sektor | Godzilla - Gamera | Batman - Captain America | White Tigerzord - Gundam Epyon | Ryu - Scorpion | Deadpool - Deathstroke | Kirby - Majin Buu | Ragna the Bloodedge - Sol Badguy | Gaara - Toph Beifong | Boba Fett - Samus Aran | Chuck Norris - Segata Sanshiro | Guts - Nightmare | Iron Man - Lex Luthor | Beast - Goliath | Solid Snake - Sam Fisher | Darth Vader - Doctor Doom | Son Goku - Superman | Donkey Kong - Knuckles the Echidna | Wolverine - Raiden | Hercule Satan - Dan Hibiki | Yang Xiao Long - Tifa Lockhart | Mega Man - Astro Boy | Green Arrow - Hawkeye | Red - Charizard - Tai - Agumon
Season 3 Dante - Bayonetta | Bowser - Ganondorf | Ratchet & Clank - Jak & Daxter | The Flash - Quicksilver | The Joker - Sweet Tooth | Mewtwo - Shadow the Hedgehog | The Meta - Agent Carolina | Cammy White - Sonya Blade | Tracer - The Scout | Ken Masters - Terry Bogard | Amy Rose - Ramona Flowers | The Hulk - Doomsday | Roronoa Zoro - Erza Scarlet | Deadpool - Pinkie Pie
Season 4 Lara Croft - Nathan Drake | Scrooge McDuck - Shovel Knight | Venom - Bane | Megazord - Voltron | Natsu Dragneel - Portgas D. Ace | Sub-Zero - Glacius | Android 18 - Captain Marvel | Metal Sonic - Zero | Lucario - Renamon | Balrog - TJ Combo | The Shredder - Silver Samurai | Smokey Bear - McGruff the Crime Dog | Thor - Wonder Woman | Naruto Uzumaki - Ichigo Kurosaki | Batman Beyond - Spider-Man 2099 | Sephiroth - Vergil
Season 5 Black Panther - Batman | Raven - Twilight Sparkle | Jotaro Kujo - Kenshiro | Crash Bandicoot - Spyro the Dragon | Sora - Pit | Leon S. Kennedy - Frank West | Doctor Strange - Doctor Fate | Ryu - Jin Kazama | Samurai Jack - Afro Samurai | Carnage - Lucy | Optimus Prime - RX-78-2 Gundam | Nightwing - Daredevil | Mario - Sonic the Hedgehog | Ultron - Sigma | Master Roshi - Jiraiya | Thanos - Darkseid
Season 6 Aquaman - Namor | Mega Man - Mega Man X - Mega Man Volnutt - MegaMan.EXE - Star Force Mega Man | Black Widow - Widowmaker | Captain Marvel - Shazam | Wario - King Dedede | Ben Tennyson - Green Lantern | Weiss Schnee - Mitsuru Kirijo | Johnny Cage - Captain Falcon | Aang - Edward Elric | Ghost Rider - Lobo | Dragonzord - Mechagodzilla | Sasuke Uchiha - Hiei | Ganondorf - Dracula | Mob - Tatsumaki | Deadpool - The Mask | All Might - Might Guy
Season 7 Miles Morales - Static | Black Canary - Sindel | Leonardo - Red Ranger | Genos - War Machine | Gray Fullbuster - Esdeath | Goro - Machamp | Cable - Booster Gold | Obi-Wan Kenobi - Kakashi Hatake | Danny Phantom - Jake Long | She-Ra - Wonder Woman | Beerus - Sailor Galaxia | Zuko - Shoto Todoroki | Wally West - Archie Sonic | Queen Maeve - A-Train - The Deep - Starlight - Billy Butcher | Winter Soldier - Red Hood | Venom - Crona
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