Billed as "an exciting hybrid of high school drama and giant robot battles", Sym-Bionic Titan features "the adventures of three beings from the planet Galaluna who crash-land on Earth while attempting to escape their war-torn world". The series follows the lives of Lance (voiced by Kevin Thoms), Ilana (Tara Strong) and Octus (Brian Posehn), two alien teens and a robot in the form of humanoids who arrive on Earth, an "identical" planet to Galaluna, while fleeing an evil general who has taken over their home planet with the help of monstrous creatures called Mutraddi.
The three main characters include Ilana, princess of the royal family; Lance, a dark-hearted but capable soldier; and Octus, a bio-cybernetic robot, all of whom must now blend into everyday life in Sherman, Illinois. Posing as high school students, Lance and Octus work to conceal Princess Ilana from General Modula (Don Leslie) and his hideous space mutants sent to kill the sole heir of Galaluna.
When called into battle, the Galalunans are outfitted with individual armor that provides more than ample protection. It is when the gravest of danger appears that Octus activates the sym-bionic defense program and he, Ilana, and Lance unite "Heart, Body and Mind" and come together to form the spectacular cyber-giant Sym-Bionic Titan.
Why It Rocks
- The character designs are very good and unique.
- The action scenes are incredible.
- The animation is awesome.
- The music is pretty good.
- The show's not afraid to head into the dark side.
- The makers of this show also worked on Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: Clone Wars.
- The humor is spot-on.
- Clichés that come onto the show are instantly destroyed, which is cool.
- The plot is interesting: Two human-like extraterrestrials called Galalunians, along with a robot, are forced to blend into a Earth high school in order to avoid capture by aliens that have captured their home planet.
- It was cancelled after one season due to being unable to find a toy line. And this is not the first time Cartoon Network had cancelled a series due to said merchandise.
- In the episode "Lessons in Love", it has a part of an episode where a girl pole dances on a lamp, which is something that shouldn't be in a kids show!
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Sym-Bionic Titan was well-received by audiences and critics who praised its top-notch animation, interesting premise, and terrific voice acting. Despite its competitive ratings against other action-shows at is time and stellar reviews from viewers and critics, it was cancelled in April 2011 due to the show's very-high production costs and being unable to acquire a toy-line to offset the cost. Any hope for a continuation has since been squandered due to it being written-off in 2015.