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The Pirates of Dark Water is a fantasy series produced by Hanna-Barbera in 1991. It ran for two seasons totally 21 episodes from Febuary 25, 1991 to May 23, 1995. The series ended abruptly before the main protagonist could recover all thirteen treasures. A disapointment to long time fans of the series.


The alien world of Mer is being devoured by an evil substance known as Dark Water. Only Ren, a young prince, can stop it by finding the lost Thirteen Treasures of Rule. His loyal crew of misfits that help in his journey are an ecomancer (Tula), a monkey-bird (Niddler), and a treasure-hungry pirate (Ioz). The evil pirate lord, Bloth, will stop at nothing to get the treasures for himself and provides many obstacles for Ren and his crew.



The show aired 21 episodes in two seasons from the 25th of February 1991 to the 23rd of May in the year 1995.

The Pirates of Dark Water Intro

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Marvel produced a comic series based on the series in November 1991.

Action figures of the characters were produced.

Sega Produced a side-scrolling plateform game with RPG elements.

A Pen and Paper Role-playing game was produced in 1994, but had limited production.

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Pirates of Dark Water