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Cruncher
Cruncher
Profile
Origin Third Earth
Group Berserkers
Weapons & Accessories
Accessories Viking Helmet, Gloves, Armor
Voice Actor
Voiced by Earle Hyman
Character Guide
Page List of all characters


Cruncher is the largest member of the viking-like pirates, the Berserkers. His outfit is mostly blue and grey and he has a red beard. Even though he sometimes does not get along very well with the other Berserkers, like them, he fears their captain Hammerhand and will follow his orders without question.

ThunderCats Bullet Point StrengthsEdit

Cruncher is huge in size and very muscular. His weapons are his stocky arms. He uses them to grab onto enemies and hold them in a vice-like bear hug, crushing them. Once a victim is in his grip, it is almost impossible to escape. He can also use his tough fists to smash through solid rock and break trees and other objects.

ThunderCats Bullet Point WeaknessesEdit

Like the rest of the Berserkers, Cruncher isn't very bright. He is more of a dumb henchman type. Also, his stocky build and huge body frame makes him slow and cumbersome at times.

ThunderCats Bullet Point Weapons & EquipmentEdit

Like his captain Hammerhand, Cruncher too does not brandish any weapons. Instead he relies solely on his powerful arms to pulverize any opponent that dares to go toe-to-toe with him.

ThunderCats Bullet Point Character DesignEdit

Like all the other Bersekers, Cruncher's design went through a change from their first appearance. In his debut episode "The Terror of Hammerhand", Cruncher had a different color scheme and slightly different look (see Original Concept Art image below). Even though he was still the biggest of all the Berserkers, he was never referred to by his name in that episode. He was merely a part of Hammerhand's crew.

Cruncher Design 1 Thundercats Cruncher Design 2 Thundercats
Cruncher in
The Terror of Hammerhand
Cruncher in
ThunderCats Ho! - Part I

ThunderCats Bullet Point Original Concept ArtEdit

ThunderCats Bullet Point AppearancesEdit

066. ThunderCats Ho! - Part I
067. ThunderCats Ho! - Part II
069. ThunderCats Ho! - Part IV
070. ThunderCats Ho! - Part V
080. Together We Stand

ThunderCats Bullet Point MerchandiseEdit

The toy company LJN produced a Cruncher action figure as part of its ThunderCats toyline. The figure was released in the second wave of toys that were produced in 1986. Cruncher was part of the "Berserkers" sub-line which also featured action figures of the other members of his crew. The figure's "Battle-Matic Action" feature was activated by a lever on its waist, twisting which would cause the figure to execute Cruncher's signature "bear hug" move.

LJN Cruncher Series 2 Front
LJN Cruncher Loose Front
LJN Cruncher Loose Back
LJN Cruncher Cruncher
Loose
(front)
Cruncher
Loose
(back)

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