Visionaries – Knights of the Magical Light is a half hour animated television series from 1987. It is based on the action figure toy line of the same name by Hasbro. Only 13 episodes were produced by Sunbow Productions, and were released on Region 2 DVD in 2004. There was also a short-lived Comic_book series published by Marvel Comics – it lasted only 6 issues, and was cancelled mid-way through a 4-part adventure.
Visonaries toys were also marketed for a period of time
Also a set of visionaries DVDs were released.
DVD Episodes were:
- The Age Of Magic Begins
- Dark Hand Of Treachery
- Quest For The Dragon’s Eye
- The Price Of Freedom
- Feryl Steps Out
- Lion Hunt
- The Overthrow of Merklynn
- The Power Of The Wise
- Horn Of Unicorn, Claw Of Dragon
- Trail Of The Three Wizards
- Sorcery Squared
- Honour Among Thieves
- Dawn Of The Sun Imps
Visionaries was a big hit during its first few episodes but was later axed because it only has 13 episodes running repeatedly for a a few months. Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light was originally a range of action figures from Hasbro, released in 1987. This action figure range was promoted by two different media, telling the stories of the characters. The better known of the two was a half hour animated television series made by Sunbow Productions in the same year, but there was also a comic book series issued by Star Comics.
Visionaries Spectral Knights included :
Set on the planet Prysmos, the Visionaries consist of two groups of knights — the Spectral Knights and the Darkling Lords, both of whom have their magical powers gifted from Merklynn after successfully completing a quest to reach Merklynn’s shrine on Iron Mountain. Each character had a different animal totem power that reflects their personality by allowing the knight to temporarily transform into that animal.
The Spectral Knights characters were:
- Leoric had Wisdom – “Whispered secrets of a shattered age, I summon you: renew this sage!”
- Cryotek for Strength – “Three suns aligned pour forth their light and fill the archer’s bow with might!”
- Ectar for Protection – “Shield this craft from one and all. Reflect, deflect, depose and fall!” – this spell was never actually used in either the cartoon or the comic.
- Feryl for Fire – “Draw upon the breath of stars, And scorch the skies with fiery scars!” – this spell was never actually used in either the cartoon or the comic.
- Galadria had Healing – “By warmth of heart, your pain I feel. Grant me the power, your wounds to heal!”
- Arzon with Knowledge – “A whim, a thought, and more is sought. Awake my mind; thy will be wrought!”
- Witterquick was Lightspeed – “Sheathe these feet in the driving gale, Make swift these legs o’er land I sail!”
The Darkling Lords in Visionaries included:
In addition there were Sun Imps and several other characters.
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