Origin Plun-Darr
Group Mutants
Weapons & Accessories
Weapons Mace, Morning Star, Cannon Shield
Accessories Helmet
Voice Actor
Voiced by Peter Newman
Character Guide
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For the article about the 2011 version of this character, see Addicus (2011).

Monkian is the leader of the Monkians of planet Plun-Darr. Always standing with a slight hunch, this muscular anthropomorphic ape has thick white fur covering his neck and shoulders. Together with Jackalman and Vultureman, Monkian forms the evil gang known as the Mutants who are led by the reptilian Slithe.

Endowed with more brawn than brains, Monkian is usually regarded as the "muscle" of the Mutants. His strong and muscular physique coupled with a variety of weapons make him a good fighter. When he has the backing of the other Mutants, Monkian will not hesitate to attack the ThunderCats.

His physical strength and natural simian agility mean that he is unmatched when it comes to travelling quickly through the trees. He can cover large distances in the blink of an eye by climbing and swinging between trees.

Because of his treetop skills, Monkian is usually Slithe's go-to Mutant when it comes to reconnaissance. The humanoid ape can quickly and quietly scamper through forests and vegetation in order to eavesdrop on the ThunderCats. On a number of occasions he has spied on the ThunderCats and then relayed the information to Slithe and the other Mutants.

While not the most ambitious of the Mutants, Monkian nevertheless will not pass up the opportunity to gain power. This was made evident when Mumm-Ra offered to share the entire northern sector of Third Earth with the Mutant if he can bring him the Eye of Thundera. Armed with the Spheres of Power, Monkian succeeded in doing so and even defeating the ThunderCats, but his greed eventually led to his failure when he tried to challenge Mumm-Ra.

Monkian was eventually apprehended by Captain Bragg and, along with his fellow Mutants, was banished for good to the distant planet of Way Outback.

ThunderCats Bullet Point.png Strengths[edit | edit source]

A muscular build and an aggressive nature are attributes that make Monkian a formidable warrior. His agility and quick reflexes also give him an advantage over opponents.

ThunderCats Bullet Point.png Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Monkian's biggest shortcoming is his lack of intelligence. Because of this, he often makes decisions based on emotions and not rational thinking.

Like all the other Mutants, Monkian is a bit of a coward as well. When he is not backed by the other Mutants or is disarmed, he will quickly flee instead of fighting. Greed is also another vice that lands him in trouble.

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Monkian is adept at using a variety of different arsenal when in combat, including Mace, Chained Mace, Club, and Flame Thrower. But his favorite weapon is his shield which he can use as a defensive weapon as well as fire cannons from.

Monkian's main mode of transportation is the SkyCutter which he flies with great skill. Later on he enjoyed driving the Fistpounder due to its destructive nature.

ThunderCats Bullet Point.png Original Concept Designs[edit | edit source]

ThunderCats Bullet Point.png Appearances[edit | edit source]

01. Exodus
02. The Unholy Alliance
04. The Slaves of Castle Plun-Darr
05. Trouble with Time
06. Pumm-Ra (episode)
09. The Garden of Delights
12. The Doomgaze
13. Lord of the Snows
14. The Spaceship Beneath the Sands
16. The Fireballs of Plun-Darr
21. Return to Thundera
22. Snarf Takes Up The Challenge
25. Lion-O's Anointment Second Day: The Trial of Speed
29. Sixth Sense
31. The Astral Prison
34. Lion-O's Anointment Third Day: Trial of Cunning
36. The Thunder-Cutter
37. Mechanical Plague
39. Feliner - Part I
40. The Wolfrat
42. Lion-O's Anointment Fourth Day: The Trial of Mind Power
45. Feliner - Part II
47. Divide and Conquer
49. Lion-O's Anointment Final Day: The Trial of Evil
50. The Superpower Potion
52. Tight Squeeze
53. Monkian's Bargain
54. Out of Sight
55. Jackalman's Rebellion
56. The Mountain
57. Eye of the Beholder
58. The Mumm-Ra Berbil
59. The Trouble with ThunderKittens
61. Trapped
63. The Shifter
67. ThunderCats Ho! - Part II
68. ThunderCats Ho! - Part III
69. ThunderCats Ho! - Part IV
70. ThunderCats Ho! - Part V
71. Mumm-Ra Lives! - Part I
73. Mumm-Ra Lives! - Part III
81. Ravage Island
84. Day of the Eclipse
86. Mumm-Rana's Belt
90. Vultureman's Revenge
92. ThunderCubs - Part II
94. ThunderCubs - Part IV
96. The Totem of Dera
99. The Telepathy Beam (only in false vision)
102. Return of the ThunderCubs
103. The Formula
109. The Circus Train
111. Return to Thundera - Part I
114. Return to Thundera - Part IV

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