Jul 15, 2011

Thundercats Ho!

Ancient Spirits of Evil, transform this decayed form to Mumm-Ra the Ever Living!
Who here can say that growing up they didn't think that was a badass phrase for one of the biggest badass villains in cartoon history? Sure Megatron was cool. Hell, you could get shot for real just by carrying his toy. Skeletor had his moments too. But Mumm-ra, now there was a dude you didn't want all up in your business.

Not only was Mumm-ra too kick-ass to be the conduit for just one evil god (nope, it took four of them to keep him on a leash), but the guy was like a bad case of Malaria for the Thundercats. They just couldn't get rid of the guy. Even when they did manage to 'kill' Mumm-ra, it was pointless. The dude stayed dead for no more than ten minutes before he'd be back messing up Lion-O's shit again.

Yeah, Mumm-ra did have one of the stupider weaknesses of all cartoon baddies. The whole reflection causing him to run away thing was kind of lame. Although it's not much worse than making Superman's main weakness a green rock that every bad guy has about three tons worth of in their backyards. Besides, give the guy a break. Wouldn't you freak if you woke up one morning and looked into the mirror to see glowing red eyes and funky dreadlocks staring back at you? Actually, on second thought, I wouldn't. I'd start my own death metal band and call it Black Pyramid.

But still, let's give it up for Mumm-ra. Here's to hoping he gives little kids nightmares for years to come. No other ancient devil priest can touch his moldy robes. And even if they could, they don't have nearly as cool of a catch phrase. And of course don't forget....

Wherever there is evil, Mumm-ra lives!

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