Mumm-Ra are an English indie rock band, formed in Bexhill on Sea in the early s. Keyboard player Tommy Bowen joined in as a touring member, before being made a fully fledged member in their reunion. After going on hiatus in , the band reunited for a series of live shows in , as well as releasing an EP of material originally intended for their second album, Back to the Shore in , spawning the singles "Technicolour" and "Jeremy". After another period of inactivity, the band again reunited in for further shows, a compilation album titled Rarities and a new single, "Summer" in The band formed whilst in school in their native Bexhill-on-Sea, starting out as more of a hobby than a serious project. After releasing various demos, the band members made the decision not to go to university, but instead concentrate on the band. After sending their demo round to various indie labels, Mike Pickering of label Deltasonic it on to Columbia Records , who were quick to sign the group. The band were in the process of writing material for their second album, and had trialed some new tracks live on their tours of both Japan and then on what was ultimately their final UK tour.
Mumm-Ra is the main antagonist of ThunderCats. He is a mummified demon priest who is apparently immortal. He has almost unlimited knowledge of all kinds of evil and black magic and sorcery. He has survived on Third Earth for thousands of years, possibly from the time when it was First Earth. Mumm-Ra has a zombie like appearance and greyish skin with big bright red eyes and jagged teeth. His body is covered in mummification bandages and he wears a red cape at all times, covering his withered body. He walks with a slight hunch and appears very frail. Mumm-Ra's sole companion is his trusted pet, the demonic bulldog Ma-Mutt , who resides with him in his pyramid. Ma-Mutt is fiercely loyal to his master and will follow his every command. He resides inside the Black Pyramid amid what appear to be the ruins of ancient Egyptian civilization.
Mumm-Ra is a fictional supervillain and the main antagonist of the ThunderCats franchise. He is an undead evil sorcerer bound to the servitude of four malevolent, godlike entities known as the Ancient Spirits of Evil. It was shortened to Mumm-Ra. The demon sorcerer Mumm-Ra is the self-proclaimed "ever-living source of evil" on Third Earth, possessed of powers of sorcery and an apparently unlimited lifespan. He is, in fact, a bound servant to the Ancient Spirits of Evil represented by four anthropomorphic statues of a boar , crocodile , vulture , and ox who provide him with increased power and virtual immortality to further his pursuit of spreading their dark influence throughout Third Earth. Residing within the Black Pyramid amid the ruins of what appears to be an ancient Egyptian civilization, Mumm-Ra exists in a decayed, weakened form that must return to a stone sarcophagus to replenish his energy.
Mumm-Ra is the main antagonist of the original series, ThunderCats. Often in the original show, he demonstrating absolute mastery of magic. Their original intention was to steal, and utilize the power of the Eye of Thundera and in one episode, the Star of Thundera as well ; however, this swiftly shifts to a series-long determination to obliterate the ThunderCats outright. According to the opening show's narrative, Mumm-Ra, a sorcerer and demon-priest, is an ancient native of Third Earth, serving as the undead focus for the Ancient Spirits of Evil —four god-like entities of nearly unlimited power, but whose influence is limited to the Black Pyramids found on either Third Earth or New Thundera. As such, outside of either pyramid, they can only interact with the physical world through Mumm-Ra. They provide him with immortality, as granted through his sarcophagus in exchange for perpetual servitude. Mumm-Ra usually resides in his Black Pyramid as a withered, corpse-like being; however, he can alter his form by reciting the following incantation: "Ancient spirits of evil, transform this decayed form to Mumm-Ra, the Ever-Living! In later episodes, while endowing Mumm-Ra with his powers, the statues of the Ancient Spirits of Evil come down from their perches and extend their arms over him as the powers of evil flow into Mumm-Ra. Mumm-Ra is regarded as immortal, and when defeated or "killed," he simply returns to his sarcophagus.