Top 10 best ThunderCats episodes ever

10 must-see classic ThunderCats episodes, chosen by Chris Davis of fansite ThunderCatsLair.org

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Top 10 best ThunderCats episodes ever

10. ‘The Last Day’
Season Two, Episode 44
Features a giant Mumm-Ra destroying the ThunderCats’ homes and vehicles. Arguably the closest he got to winning.

Top 10 best ThunderCats episodes ever

9. ‘Exodus’
Season One, Episode One
The episode that started it all! We meet the ThunderCats and Mutants for the first time as they battle for possession of the Eye of Thundera.

Top 10 best ThunderCats episodes ever

8. ‘The Unholy Alliance’
Season One, Episode Two
The second part of the ThunderCats dual-episode debut sees Lion-O and Mumm-Ra square off for the first time.

Top 10 best ThunderCats episodes ever

7. ‘ThunderCats Ho!’
Season Two, Episodes One to Five
This TV movie doubled as the precursor to the second season, and introduced three new ThunderCats: Bengali, Lynx-O and Pumyra. Also features every ThunderCats villain you can think of.

Top 10 best ThunderCats episodes ever

6. ‘The Telepathy Beam’
Season Three, Episode 33
One of Cheetara’s finest moments, as her telepathic powers save the day in a display of true ThunderCat girl power.

Top 10 best ThunderCats episodes ever

5. ‘Return To Thundera’
Season One, Episode 20
Lion-O travels back in time to give us a close look at the ThunderCats’ home planet, reuniting with his father, Claudus, in the process. Also features the fearsome Plun-Darrian Warbot!

Top 10 best ThunderCats episodes ever

4. ‘The Ghost Warrior’
Season One, Episode 11
The ThunderCats battle the ghost of Grune the Destroyer, a former ThunderCat turned to evil.

Top 10 best ThunderCats episodes ever

3. ‘Lion-O’s Anointment’
Season One, Episodes 37, 42, 46, 50 and 61
A five-part arc with one of the series’ most unique storylines, as Lion-O has to earn his title of Lord of the ThunderCats by completing the Anointment Trials, pitting his wits against the elements, and even against his fellow ThunderCats!

Top 10 best ThunderCats episodes ever

2. Mumm-Ra Lives!
Season Two, Episodes Six to 10
This five-part introduction to the second season debuted new villains, The Lunataks. These six characters would divide opinion among ThunderCats fans for years to come, loved by many but hated in equal measure.

Top 10 best ThunderCats episodes ever

1.’Snarf Takes Up The Challenge’
Season One, Episode 25
The episode that proves beyond doubt that the ThunderCats’ bumbling sidekick is more than just, er, a bumbling sidekick!

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