"Pirates of Dark Water: The Saga Begins" ( Eng. "The Pirates Of Dark Water: The Saga Begins" ) - an adventure animated series in the fantasy genre produced by the United States , 1991 . Producers: Hanna-Barbera and Turner Entertainment. 21 episodes were shot, but due to the high cost, the series was not completed. According to the plot of 13 Treasures of Rull, only 8 were found, and in 1993 the series was closed. Marvel Comics has released a 9-episode comic book expansion pack. Sega also in 1994 made a sequel to the series in the form of a game.
|Dark water pirates|
|The pirates of dark water|
|Producer||David Kirchner (Season 1) |
Paul Sommer (Season 3)
|Producer||David Kirchner |
|Screenwriter||David Kirchner |
|Composer||Thomas Chase |
|Number of seasons||3|
|Number of episodes||21|
|Tv channel||ABC (season 1) |
Warner bros Television Distribution (Season 2)
|Broadcast||February 25, 1991 - May 23, 1993|
- 1 plot
- 2 characters
- 2.1 The main characters
- 2.2 Major villains
- 3 Comics by Marvel Comics
- 4 Game from Sega The Pirates of Dark Water
- 5 Series List
- 5.1 First season
- 5.2 Second season
- 5.3 Third season
- 6 References
The scene is another world, a planet called Mer. The main character is a 17-year-old Ren, an ordinary young man living with a woman Jenna who found him in childhood. During a storm, he rescues an old man who crashed on a boat on coastal cliffs. The old man, dying, manages to tell the young man a secret: Ren is the Prince of Oktopon, and the old man (Primus) is his father, who escaped from long-term captivity at Lord Blof, the captain of the pirate ship Malstrom (The Maelstrom). Wren must save his kingdom and the entire planet of Mer from the invasion of Dark Water by finding the legendary thirteen Ruhl Treasures (the second version of the name is “Reign”). "Find Alomar ... say, Primus fled from the pirate king Blof ... Look for him in fire and darkness, Ren ... my son!" - were the last words of the old man. The young man did not believe the old man's story, mistaking him for a mentally ill. Wren told Jenna a conversation with the old man. But, to his surprise, she confirmed that the old man is not crazy, he really is Ren's father. The woman gave Rena a broken sword-key, which belonged to his father, and said that Alomar lives on the island of Galdebar Abbey. But before Ren had time to go in search, he himself got on Blof's ship. He was caught by Niddler, a winged monkey, by order of Bloof. It turns out that Bloof saw the young man save Primus, and now he wanted to know if he survived and if the old man had not told about the Treasures. Blof introduced himself to Ren, not realizing that he was Prince of Octopon, and asked if the boy knew where Primus was hiding. Wren was furious, realizing who was before him. He said he would not talk to his father's jailer. Blot guessed that the boy knew something about Rull's treasures. After 17 years of searching and futile attempts to find out information from the old man, he decides that the boy is a chance to get treasures. As soon as he escaped from the clutches of Blof, with the help of Needler, Wren went to Galdebar Abbey. The monk living in the abbey handed the prince a magic compass that points the way to Rull's treasures, and showed Ren the path to Alamar. After it turned out that Alamar was not a man, but a dragon guarding knowledge of where and how to find treasures. He showed Wren a magical record, but at that moment, the Blof pirates attack. Alamar tries to detain them so that the prince and Needler can escape, but he is defeated. Wren decides to return and join the battle, but late - Alomar died in battle. Ren and Needler only had to run. Prince Wren thinks how to find treasures. He decides to play a sketch to find a team that will look for treasures with him. In the tavern of the island of Janda Town, he finds an extraordinary, but loyal command: the Nidler monkey-bird, a former waitress, and now the sorceress Tula and the pirate Ayoz. They go in search of the Treasures of Rull to free the planet Mer from the invasion of Dark Water, stop the Lord of Darkness and revive the now forgotten kingdom of Oktopon.
- Ren ( born Ren ) (voiced by George Newburn ) is the Crown Prince of Oktopon, honest and noble. His mission is to find thirteen Ruhl Treasures and save the world from dark water, using their magical powers.
- Niddler (originally voiced by Roddy MacDowell in miniseries, later voiced by Frank Welker in the television series) - a flying monkey, a glutton, likes mango fruits. He was a slave to Bloof, but after Needler was nearly thrown to the constrictus, he decided to escape from him and help Wren in his search.
- Aiyoz ( born Ioz ) (voiced by Hector Elizondo in the miniseries and in the first season, Jim Cummings later in the second season) is a pirate, thief, daredevil and treasure hunter. He joined Ren when he heard Ren and Needler talk about treasures in the tavern. Since then, he constantly grumbles that in this adventure, gold can only be lost, not found, but, carried away by the noble goal of Ren, continues to search for Treasures of Rull with him.
- Tula ( born Tula ) (voiced by Jodi Benson ) is an eco-friendly girl who commands plants and the elements. She joined the team, with secret motives behind her bosom - to free her compatriot Theron from the Bluff captivity, exchanging him for a magic compass and the first treasure of Rull. Later I realized that you can’t trust Blot and returned to the side of Ren.
- Jenna ( born Gianna ) (voiced by Linda Gary ) is a former member of Rull's treasure hunt expedition. Raised Rena all 17 years.
- Theron ( vo.Teron ) (voiced by Dan O'Herliha ) - a sorcerer who commands the nature of the planet Mer. He was a captive of Bloof after his native island of Andorus swallowed the Dark Waters.
- Primus (voiced by Primus ) (voiced) - the former king of Octopon, Ren's father. Went in search of Rull's Treasures In a collision with Bloof, he asked his best and reliable friends (Krey had most of the treasures) to hide the first seven Treasures and a compass they found.
- Cray (voiced by B.J. Ward ) is a female alchemist, a former lover of Primus. She has an eternal enemy - Jenna, due to the fact that she recaptured her Primus. When Cray tried to get some dark water, she met Ren and his team. She mistook Ren for his father and, taking Tula for his next lover, enchanted her so that Ren, Ayoz and Needler would get some dark water. Typing it in a bag of leviathan leather, the prince handed it to Cray. After experimenting with her, the woman regained her youth, but received a return - dark water burned her body. Before her death, she handed over the treasures to Ren.
- Zulie (voiced by Richard Gauthier ) is a pirate, Ayoz's best friend, the owner of a gambling house in Django Town. During the 5th part of the series, when Mantus bet a lot that Konk managed to get out of the pit with the constrictor and won, Aioz and Zuli were nearby, trying to find a compass and 1st treasure, and then Zuli stole his money from Mantus.
- Storyteller ( Eng. Storyteller ) - the character who appeared in the game from SEGA at the level of "Bridge" was this old man who told where you can find a fragment of the sword of Primus.
- Bloth (voiced by Brock Peters ) is a cruel and ruthless pirate captain. He pursues Rena on all twenty seas of the planet, in search of the treasure of Rulla, in order to subjugate the Dark Water, and through this all Mer.
- Konk (voiced by Tim Curry ) is a small, one-legged, but stubborn and cunning pirate from Blof's ship. It is he who causes the most trouble for the protagonists. The only one (before Ren) who survived the meeting with the constrictus.
- Keeper of Darkness (voiced by Frank Welker ) - also known as Darkdweller. An evil creature living under the earth's crust Mera, the true lord of dark water and demon minions. Its task is to plunge the Mer into darkness, completely flooding it with dark water, absorbing all life. Only 13 of Rull's Treasures are able to withstand this monster.
- Joat (voiced by Andre Stoichka ) is a pirate on the Blof's ship, very similar to a horse-tail. Agiosa cannot stand. Once he stole (even when he was in the Blof team), the fastest ship of Joat during the battle between Ayoz and Jokat, the villain nearly deprived Ayoz of an eye and left a scar on his face, which he chopped off his hand and now he has a metal hook .
- Morfo (voiced by Frank Welker ) is an alchemist who was once a human being. But when he began to study dark water, the Lord of Darkness seized him and made him the leader of the Dark followers, turning him from a man into a two-faced monster.
- Mantus ( born Mantus ) (voiced by Peter Cullen ) - no one knows where he is from, but everyone knows that he is a great warrior in battle. Because of these qualities, Bloof accepted him into his team and made him with his right hand. Once Mantus stole his gold from Zuli, and after winning the last he was robbed and since then he curses Zuli for this incident.
- Dark followers ( Dark Disciples ) are people who tasted dark water and became lifelong slaves of the Guardian of darkness. Only Treasures of Rull can heal them.
Comics by Marvel Comics
Stanley Martin Liber, an American writer, editor and creator of comic book characters, as well as former president and chairman of the board of directors at Marvel Comics , made a comic strip of 9 issues at the request of fans in addition to the series.
Game from Sega The Pirates of Dark Water
The game is a continuation of the series, which tells about the search for the remaining 5 treasures of Rull. There are new characters, locations. Each hero has his own abilities. Wren is average in speed and strength. Tula is weak, but very fast. Ayoz - although slow, but very strong.
1) At level 7 - "Bridge" you can find the missing half of Ren's sword. At the end, do not go into the tower, but climb higher on the falling platforms. There you will see a button. Clicking it, return to the beginning of the stage. Going back, you will find a new platform. Jumping further, go upstairs. There, going to the left, you will see the entrance. Enter, activate the elixir of the jump and jump over the water. On the other side you will find a fragment of a sword. At the same time, playing for Ren, you will get the opportunity to kill with one blow. Go back to the entrance and, having entered it, press the key to lower the water. There lies a diamond. It is also possible not to perform all of the above actions, but to get the missing half of Ren's sword from the very beginning of the game. To do this, enter the DSILLER password and select Ren as a player - you will immediately receive the necessary detail for your sword, which will increase the radius of destruction and the strength of the blow.
2) The game shows the ending, which did not enter the series: with the help of six treasures of Rull and a magic compass, the heroes defeated the Guardian of Darkness and forever imprisoned him between magic stones. And the main Heroes returned back to Actopon, knowing that the World was no longer in danger.
|Title||written by||Premiere date|
|one||one||"In search of adventures"|
" The Quest "
|Lane Reishert , Mark Young and Kelly Ward||February 25, 1991|
|Wren learns that he is the son of the (now deceased) King Primus. He is captured by Bloof but then escapes from him with his new friend Niddler, and they go to the ship's port. There they became friends with a pirate named Ayoz and a fugitive girl named Tula.|
" Dishonor "
|Lane Reishert , Mark Young and Kelly Ward||February 26, 1991|
|Hotly pursued by Blot, Wren and company seek refuge in the labyrinth of sea caves where the Pale Warriors build their home. Wren discovers that his companions are not who they seem, and not all of them are completely trustworthy.|
" Break Up "
|Lane Reishert and Bill Maseni||February 27, 1991|
|With both a compass and the first stolen treasure, Ren and company chase thieves on Pandava Island, the birthplace of monkey birds. The island is in the midst of an uprising as the people of Needler try to free themselves from the predation of the slave traders.|
|Lane Reishert and Bill Maseni||February 28, 1991|
" Victory "
|Christina Lucky and Laren Bright||March 1, 1991|
|Title||written by||Premiere date|
" Andorus "
|Peter Lawrence , Christina Lucky and Laren Bright||October 19, 1991|
|7||2||“A drop of darkness”|
" A Drop of Darkness "
|Laren Bright and Christina Lucky||October 26, 1991|
|8||3||"The Beast and the Bell"|
" The Beast and the Bell "
|en:, en: and en:||November 2, 1991|
" Panacea "
|en:, en: and en:||November 9, 1991|
" King Niddler "
|en:, en: and en:||November 16, 1991|
" The Collection "
|en:, en: and en:||November 23, 1991|
" The Little Leviathan "
|en:, en: and en:||November 30, 1991|
|13||8||"Keeper of Darkness"|
" The Dark Dweller "
|en:, en: and en:||December 7, 1991|
|Title||written by||Premiere date|
" The Dark Disciples "
|en:, en: and en:||November 8, 1992|
|fifteen||2||The Phantom Pirates|
" The Ghost Pirates "
|en:, en: and en:||November 15, 1992|
|16||3||"Lord of the Dagrons"|
" The Dagron Master "
|en:, en: and en:||November 22, 1992|
|17||four||"Undaar Island Players"|
" The Game Players of Undaar "
|en:, en: and en:||November 29, 1992|
|eighteen||5||The Pandava Plague|
" The Pandawa Plague "
|en:, en: and en:||May 2, 1993|
|19||6||"Sister of Arms"|
" Sister of the Sword "
|en:, en: and en:||May 9, 1993|
" The Soul Stealer "
|en:, en: and en:||May 16, 1993|
" The Living Treasure "
|en:, en: and en:||May 23, 1993|
- “Dark Water Pirates” on the Internet Movie Database