Traitors like you don’t fit into our new plans. Molly and I are our own gang now, and we’re dealin' all of you out! - The Metallikats
Mac and Molly Mange are brought back from the dead as robotic gangsters. The bloodthirsty bionic duo seek their revenge against their enemies, including Mayor Manx, who they think denied their parole.
For the first time since their posthumous “complete makeover,” The Metallikats are back in Megakat City and planning to “tear up this town like a scratching post!”
However, Mac and Molly’s first priority is “rubbing out that crud Mayor Manx,” because they think [he] denied their parole. It’s mayhem in the mayor’s office as the SWAT Kats fight to save both Manx and Callie from the mean machines.
This is a SWAT Kats classic, thanks largely to the villains, who play their unique shtick (Bonnie & Clyde meet Al and Peg Bundy , as robots) to the hilt. Valiant Callie also gets a powerful moment when she tells the Manges that she, not the Mayor, denied their parole (“Manx hasn’t done an ounce of paperwork around here for years!”), and almost pays for it with her life. A+
Musings: The theme of villains returning from the dead and seeking revenge was used often on SWAT Kats . Other variations on the theme include “The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice,” “The Ghost Pilot,” “Enter the Madkat” and “The Origin of Dr. Viper.”
Animato summary written by Mark Lungo
Blueprints hung on various pegboards next to a work table. Tools were scattered about, piled next to what appeared to be weapons and incomplete modes of transportation. Computers and tablets were online, all of them with even more virtual ideas, some with notes scribbled next to them.
And, the area was big. For all she knew, it stretched across miles beneath the salvage yard.
"All this?" Callie couldn't stop looking at the endless piles strewn about the underground bunker.
"This is what I've been doing for the last six months." Jake rubbed the back of his neck. "But I'm not even close to finishing. I have all the material I need, but there's so much left to do."
Callie's eyes softened. "All this for..."
"I will get him back." Jake's determined expression didn't falter. "I made you a promise, and I'm keeping it."
The only sound for a while was the soft hum of the air conditioner above them. Callie then broke the silence after rubbing away at her eyes. "I'm going to help you."
Jake blinked, making sure he heard right. "I... What?"
"I'm going to help you," Callie repeated. "You have the material and the know-how, and I have the connections. We're going to get him back."
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In 1993, Hanna-Barbera released SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, an animated action show taking place in the world of Megakat City. It was based on characters created by Christian and Yvon Tremblay. Despite early cancellation in its second season, the series remains popular with an active fanbase. In the United States it can occasionally be found in syndication on the Boomerang Cable Network.