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Crystal Touch

Crystal Touch

Summary

An ability of convict Rex Shard gained after he was turned into a kat made of living green crystal by the exploding Gemkat 6000. One touch allowed him to turn anything, including other kats, into crystal. Unlike him, his kat victims didn’t remain “alive,” or at least mobile; instead, they were “frozen” in a deathlike state. If shattered, they were permanently killed, but if they remained intact, they could be restored to normal, and were when the SWAT Kats used the rewired Gemkat 6000 to reverse Shard’s condition. The exact limit of this ability is unknown, although on at least four separate occasions, Shard used it to transform not only entire buildings, but wide acres of land into sprawling crystal wastelands.

Background

In the script, in a cut line of dialogue, Shard refers to this ability as his “magic touch.” Mark Lungo’s Animato! article referred to it as a “mineral Midas touch.”

All Episodes with Crystal Touch

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