Mumm-Ra finds the Treasure of Thundera called the Totem of Dera, which has the power to heal and bring inanimate objects to life, and gives it to Vultureman that he might turn it into a device of destruction to use against the Thundercats.
Lion-O learns of the Chain of Loyalty, and Jaga instructs him to retrieve it from New Thundera. But when Mumm-Ra breaks the chain, the Thundercats turn on each other, and Lion-O must find a way to stop them from destroying themselves.
When the Thundercats bring back more of the Treasure of Thundera. Snarf is fascinated by a bracelet and sees that when adorned, it, makes everyone obeys him. Mumm-Ra becomes aware of this, and will stop at nothing to make it his own.