Hi everybody! Long time since anyone has posted here! Miss you all! Anyway, I have thought of something and decided to bring it here to discuss (and maybe bring people back LOL). At the end of "Mumm-Ra Lives" part 5, Tygra says about the Lunatacs: "It seems that whatever we can do, the Lunatacs can do it better." This made me think if all the bad guys are actually better (stronger, smarter, etc) than the TCS. Let's see it this way: whenever the bad guys, wether collectively (Mutants, Lunatacs, or the combination of these) or individually (Mumm-Ra, a single Mutant, a single Lunatac, Safari Joe, Ta-She, Charr-Nin, Mongor, Demolisher, etc) confronted a TC individually, the bad guy arouses victorious. Every time (or most of the time) a bad guy confronts a TC individually, even Lion-O (when he can't use the Sword), the TC is defeated. Their plans usually work out until either: Lion-O comes with the SoO and saves the day The Tcs decide to work as a team and outnumber the baddies So it made me think the TCs can only defeat the bad guys by outnumbering them or by resorting to the SoS (which, ironically, goes against the show's premise of highlightening teamwork). Episodes like "Micrits" for example, are a good example of this. The Mutants enter CatsLair with no Lion-O, no SoO and no weapons, and the TCs can't take them even when they outnumbered them (which is weird considering the TCs defeated the Mutants aboard the Royal Spaceship in "Exodus", with far more Mutants and still no weapons with them). I know "Micrits" follows the formula to make Lion-O the hero who saves the day, but take episodes like "Snarf Takes Up the Challenge", "Fireballs of Plun-Darr", "Mandora the Evil Chaser", "Mongor", "Safari Joe", "Garden of Delights", "Pumm-Ra", "The Evil Harp of Charr-Nin", "Doomgaze", "Tight Squeeze", "The Mountain", "Superpower Potion", "Demiliosher", "Divide and Conquer", the aforementioned "Mumm-Ra Lives" part 5, and so many others. In all of these, a single TC was captured (or all of them one by one fell victim of a plan made up by Mumm-Ra or the Mutants , and later the Lunatacs). In some of these not even Lion-O with the Sword could defeat the bad guys. Even when a TC confronts a single Mutant ot Lunatac individually, usually the TC takes the worst part (again, of course to make Lion-O the hero, but still). "Wolfrat" might be a honorable exception as the TCs solve the problem on their own, resotring to their abilities rather than their weapons. So, are the TCs really that good? Are the bad guys able to come up with good plans that only the Sword or the fact of being outnumbered bring down? Ar the bad guys smarter than the TCs? What do you think?