Lion-O - Action

I have a lot of Hope. Hope has got me through some very difficult times. If I have hope, I have to get up and do what’s in front of me to be done. Sitting on my ass and hoping for things to happen is not the proper use of hope. When I’m lonely and hope for a friend to call – I will pick up the phone and call a friend. Talking to that friend I will find the hope I need.  If I want things to change then I must work on changing. Hope is the fire under my feet.


“Hope comes from action!” - Lion-O*

Sometimes heroes come from different planets and just fight to survive. The planet Thundera is war ridden. The people of Thundera are cat-like humanoids and they are attacked by other worldly beings called Mutants of Plunn-Dar.  The young emperor, Lion-O, and his attendants Cheetara, Panthro, Tygra, WilyKit, WilyKat, and Snarf, escape with the Sword of Omens. This is a powerful weapon that contains the Eye of Thundera in its hilt. The escapees awake from suspended animation on Third-Earth where they must fight the Mutants and the evil sorcerer Mumm-Ra. Lion-O awakens not as a boy but as a young man – due to a problem with his sleep chamber. Lion-O must learn what is to be a man and learn to be a leader. He depends on his heart and lion abilities to lead his people.

There is a quote from President Obama, “While we breathe we Hope.” But there is another cliché that can work here as well, “Faith without works is dead.” If we believe – if we Hope, then we must do the work. If we believe we will be certified in that new job, then we must do what it takes to become certified. If we Hope to lose weight, then we must get up and go for a walk. What good is Hope if we don’t do the work to reach the goal? The more goals we reach the stronger our Hope. The stronger the Hope the more goals we will reach. It is an endless cycle of Hope. Take the action and build Hope!

First Appearance: Thundercats TV Show, January 23, 1985 – 1990, Rankin/Bass 

Second Appearance: Thundercats, July 29, 2011, Warner Bros. Cartoon Network. 

Created By: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. and Ted Wolf

 *"Song of the Petalars", Airing August 12, 2011