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Snarf (or "Snarf Osbert") is of the Snarf species and was Lion-O's nurse-maid as a child (and as an adult much to Lion-O's chagrin). His nephew Snarfer calls him "Uncle Osbert".


Entrusted with the care of the young Lion-O, Snarf often thinks of himself as the oldest member of the group. Although Snarf is an excessive worrier and something of a pessimist, his courage and loyalty is as evident as any full-sized ThunderCat's, particularly when defending Lion-O.

At the start of the series, Snarf often complained about how he is ignored by the others, as well as having nothing important to do now that the young lord Lion-O has grown into an adult. But as the series goes on, Snarf proved to be just as much of a ThunderCat as the others.

He is also more understanding than most of the other Thundercats, as he once pointed out to the ThunderCats how wrong it was for them to be angry with WilyKit and WilyKat after they confessed to releasing Mongor by mistake.

Powers and abilities

Snarf has few abilities, but one of his more notable abilities is to communicate with animals. He is notably the cook for the ThunderCats preparing most food for them.

Due to his small size, Snarf is rather nimble and can squeeze through tight areas that no else can. This helps a lot whenever the Thundercats need to sneak into the Black Pyramid or whenever the Cats' Lair is invaded. Whenever the ThunderCats are captured, Snarf is usually the one who frees them or gets them back their weapons. In "Hair of the Dog", Snarf was captured by Mumm-Ra, who then disguised Ma-Mutt as Snarf so that he could infiltrate the Cats' Lair. The day was saved when Snarf invoked the Ancient Spirits of Evil to not only restore his original form, but turn him into "Snarf-Ra, the Ever Living", giving him size, strength, and power beyond Mumm-Ra's. His powers included:

  • Flight
  • Strength
  • Able to counter Mumm-Ra's attacks with his bare hands

This was short-lived as Snarf preferred to be his normal self and was restored by Lion-O with the Sword of Omens.