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Captain Shiner is mercenary to the bone and will do anything for the right price. With a bulldog-like face, this sophisticated monocle-wearing alien is very intelligent. He has a calm demeanor and is neither inherently evil or good. He always charges a very high price for his services, but once he takes on a job he makes sure that he completes it. He commands a great deal of respect from his crew.
He is the captain of the massive, highly advanced, and heavily armed spaceship, the Vertus. The ship also has hyperspace travel abilities, allowing Shiner to travel from one end of the galaxy to the next in the blink of an eye.
In his first appearance on the show, Captain Shiner was hired by Mumm-Ra to send a false distress signal to lure Lion-O to his ship and then capture him. He then took the Sword of Omens from Lion-O and handed it to Mumm-Ra who threw it into a black hole. However, Lion-O and Snarf are freed by Panthro and they hijack the Vertus and fly right into the black hole to retrieve the sword. The black hole turns out to be a giant force field, controlled by an artificial intelligence known as NEPTUNE which imprisons the ThunderCats and Shiner as well.
They then work together to escape from the black hole but in the process severely damage the Vertus. Shiner orders the ThunderCats abandon ship while he, as the captain, chooses to go down with the ship. The ship eventually explodes but Shiner manages to escape in a smaller pod.
Later on Mumm-Ra again employs Shiner to transport the three Thunderian refugees (Lynx-O, Bengali, and Pumyra) to Fire Rock Mountain, which he does. Later on when Mumm-Ra's scheme doesn't go exactly has he had planned, he orders Shiner to attack the ThunderCats in order to stop them from rescuing the three Thunderians. However, Tygra and Cheetara manage to secretly climb aboard the Vertus, disable its crew and set the ship on a deep space course at full throttle.
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