|The Sword of Omens|
|Original Airdate||July 29, 2011|
|Written By||Michael Jelenic
The Sword of Omens, is the first episode of ThunderCats 2011 TV series.
Lion-O, who is constantly sneaking out of the palace, is caught up in a fight with a helpless dog and some "alley cats". He decides to step in and help. When it looks like he's outmatched, he's suddenly helped by a stranger: Cheetara. Lion-O shows Cheetara the reason he came to that part of town, technology, which he buys from a dealer and tries to find out how it works.
Unfortunately, he discovers he's late for a ritual of initiation and leaves. He arrives at the palace late and then undergoes the ritual of being chosen by the Sword of Omens to be the next king of Thundera. He has a vision involving a demonic being with glowing red eyes. Not knowing if anyone will believe what he's seen, he makes up a story and leaves with Tygra.
His father Claudus does not feel Lion-O is ready to be king, being too lenient and easily distracted by flights of fancy and myths of ancient technology. Soon after, King Claudus welcomes the return of General Grune, his old friend. All the people are saddened to learn the General Panthro had fallen in battle.Claudus holds a celebration in both Grune's honor and in memory of the fallen Panthro. During the event, Lion-O defends a pair of captured Lizards and convinces his father to release them. EPISODE 1 2011 !