Turmoil is a powerful military leader and extortionist with a Russian accent who arrived over Megakat City with a simple demand: either the city pay her $2 million dollars in gold or she would interdict the skies of Megakat City with her Vertigo Canon, a dangerous ray emitting weapon that caused pilots to experience debilitating nausea and to lose control of their aircraft.

Along with her massive, flying hover carrier, an army of loyal soldiers, and her own squadron of all-female fighter pilots known as the Omega Squadron, Turmoil was more than capable of carrying out her threats.

While demonstrating the Vertigo Canon’s capabilities, Turmoil nearly caused a commercial airliner to crash.

Due to the quick actions of the SWAT Kats, the airliner was saved and able to make a safe landing.

Lt. Felina Feral, first Enforcer on the scene, broadcast her attempt to arrest Turmoil, and was the next target of the weapon, who likewise was narrowly saved by the SWAT Kats.

The SWAT Kats attempted to engage Turmoil’s forces, and were able to match the Omega Squadon, but ultimate fell victim to the Vertigon Canon.

T-Bone’s dog fighting prowess impressed Turmoil, and she ordered the Turbokat to be brough aboard. T-Bone was able to eject Razor – who had passed out from the effects of the Vertigo Beam – just prior to capture and before passing out.

Once on board the carrier, T-Bone was presented with an offer by Turmoil: either he become her second-in-command, or she kill would kill him.

He gave the pretense of agreeing, and played into Turmoil’s apparent affection for him. He was given a flight commander’s uniform bearing Turmoil’s insignia, but before he could be fully trusted, T-Bone would have to prove his loyalty by killing Razor. It was all a ruse so that he could plant remote detonators all over Turmoil’s ship, and his plan worked. The ship was destroyed, and Turmoil arrested and sent to Alkatraz. However, her feelings for T-Bone were unchanged.

Turmoil was voiced by Kath Soucie in Cry Turmoil. According to Mark Lungo’s guide for the series in Animato!, Turmoil was originally supposed to reappear in a second episode entitled Turmoil II: The Revenge, in which she would escape from prison and gain control of a high-tech weapons satellite. This episode would have been one of the final three of the second season (along with The Curse of Kataluna and Doctors of Doom) but the show was cancelled before it could be completed.

Turmoil was created by SWAT Kats writer Lance Falk, who said at the 2016 Houston Anime Matsuri convention that she and her pilots were inspired by Pussy Galore’s Flying Circus, enemies that James Bond had to face in the movie Goldfinger.

Archived Comments

captain potatofeild Said:

i wish she got her second episode.
also someone make more fan art please.
also since she has a Russian accent is it safe to assume she is Russian?

June 24, 2013

Rissy Said:

I agree! She should of had her second episode

August 25, 2013

Αγγελος Said:

Too bad they never gave her a second episode,a third one as well.We could learn her background.They should continue the show,or revive it.

October 1, 2013


One of my favourite episodes. Just love the whole good guy and bad girl relationships. Wonder if it would of continued in the cancelled episode. A good episode for not only a decent dogfight but an espionage (razors part) episode.

November 20, 2013

Roy S. Said:

To Mr. Potato , yes, she is Russian.

February 17, 2015