Cringer is a large green tiger, who is Prince Adam's cowardly pet. He is transformed into Battle Cat, during Prince Adam's tranformation into He-Man. Cringer has green fur, with orange stripes.
1983 Filmation MOTU/POP Animated Series Canon:
He enjoys a comfortable lifestyle at the Royal Palace. Cringer is transformed into Battle Cat by He-Man with a blast from the the Power Sword. Cringer is usually a scardy-cat, but becomes fearless as the powerful Battle Cat. In the filmation series Cringer could speak in both his Cringer and Battle cat personas.
While exploring the jungle as a boy, Prince Adam found a green tiger cub being stalked by a vicious Sabrecat. After scaring the Sabrecat away, Adam took the kitten back to the palace where it was tended to by Man-At-Arms.
After he became well, Adam adopted the kitten as his pet. However the kitten was scared very easily, and Adam and the kitten were teased by Teela and the other children, with the kitten being called a cringer. Although Adam defended his pet, the name stuck. The Sorceress appeared and told Adam that Cringer might bring him embarrassment now, but in the future he would be useful.
Years passed, and after Adam was given the ability to become He-Man he usually hid from Cringer. However, when an archeological dig was attacked by a recently released monster, Adam transformed into He-Man without knowing Cringer was watching. After spotting him, He-Man tried to reassure his pet that he was really Adam, but after pointing the Sword of Power towards Cringer it let out the usual energy beam, transforming Cringer into Battle Cat
2002 MYP MOTU Annimated Series Canon:
In the Mike Young Productions cartoon series he didn't speek, like his Filmation counterpart.
2008 Masters Of The Universe Classics Canon:
2012 Masters Of The Universe DC Comics Canon:
- Cringer is voiced by Alan Oppenheimer in the Filmation Cartoons.
1983 Filmation MOTU Cartoon Appearances:
1985 Filmation POP Cartoon Appearances:
1985 Filmation MOTU Chartoon Christmas Special:
1985 MOTU Filmation Cartoon Movie: