Slugterra is a Canadian animated TV series produced by Nerd Corps Entertainment, now known as "DHX Studios Vancouver", a division of DHX Media, and was originally produced for Disney XD Canada until October 2015, with the introduction of Family CHRGD.
As of now, four seasons with a total of 63 episodes have been produced and aired.
CHOOSE YOUR AMMO... SLUG IT OUT!
Eli Shane is determined to be the greatest Slugslinging hero of them all! Only by collecting, training and dueling with little critters called SLUGS can Eli and his team hope to defeat the forces of evil. Did we mention the part where the slugs transform into powerful magical beasts? That part's awesome.
Slugterra is an epic sci-fi comedy adventure set deep underground, where the ammo's alive and only the quick survive! In this luminous, high-tech, underground world every cavern holds a new adventure, new battle and weird little slugs to be discovered!
- Main article: Season One
The story follows Eli and his crew as they explore the caverns, challenge rivals and each other to friendly duels, upgrade their cool gear, and generally have a blast in this never-before-imagined underground world! But there is a very real threat to the world and the slugs; Dr. Blakk is seeking to "ghoul" the slugs, transforming them into feral mindless weapons! No one has been able to stand up to Blakk's powerful slugs and army of henchmen... until now.
Season Two (The Trilogy)
- Main article: Season Two
After the defeat of Dr. Blakk and the Darkbane, things have started to get back to normal in Slugterra. Unfortunately now that Blakk is out of the picture, every criminal gang in Slugterra are staking their claim, worse yet, they're all armed with Megamorph blasters.
- Main article: Season Three
Eli and the Shane Gang help their new friend Junjie return to his home in the mysterious Eastern Caverns, only to discover that the sinister Emperor has been ruling with an iron fist for 20 years! The gang promises to help Junjie defeat the Emperor. It won't be easy going up against the Emperor's henchmen, army of stone warriors and arsenal of slugs twisted by dark magic. But with their own loyal, powerful slug buddies and the ancient slugslinging secrets of Slug Fu on their side, Eli, Junjie and the Shane Gang are determined to save Slugterra, and the Surface World, from the Emperor's diabolical plans.
- Main article: Season Four
As the Shane Gang returns to the 99 Caverns from their Eastern adventure, they discover the Shadow Clan has decided to put slugs before the needs of the people. The Gateway Cavern has been overrun with slugs and it’s up to Eli and the gang to restore balance. Met with resistance, help comes from an unexpected source – 13-year-old Tad and his slug Pieper, who just arrived from the Surface.
- Will Shane (voiced by Sam Vincent): Trained by the Unbeatable Master herself, Eli’s father Will Shane was one of the most skilled slugslingers in Slugterra before he mysteriously disappeared. Eli has taken over his father’s role as the Shane, and is determined to find out what happened to him.
- Eli Shane (voiced by Sam Vincent): Eli grew up on the surface, always dreaming of the day his father would take him down to Slugterra to become The Shane - a slugslinging hero who protects this amazing underground world from bad guys! When Will Shane goes missing, it's up to Eli to make the drop down to Slugterra alone on his 15th birthday, and learn how to become the greatest slugslinger of all. Despite his young age, his natural ability means Eli is the hottest new slugslinger in town.
Note: The series main protagonist.
- Burpy — Infurnus Slug: There's one slug who stands out from all the others, Eli's best slug buddy BURPY. Burpy was part of Will Shane's arsenal until he was sent to find Eli right before Will went missing. He's Eli's faithful companion, an ultimate fire-based weapon and master slug strategist. He's also the general to Eli's army of slug buddies. Extremely loyal to Eli and cleverer than your average slug, Burpy's got slug moves most people have never even seen before!
- Pronto — the Magnificent (voiced by Lee Tockar): A proud and knowledgeable molenoid tracker, Pronto is a master rogue, slugslinger and adventurer... or at least that's how he tells it. Molenoids have a built-in magnetic compass that means they can find their way almost anywhere. Unfortunately this has completely gone to his head, which is why Pronto's been kicked out of almost every cavern he's ever been to at least once!
- Beatrice Sting — Trixie (voiced by Shannon Chan-Kent): The Shane Gang's resident slug expert, Trixie's dream is to make a documentary film all about the funny little creatures called slugs. Nobody in Slugterra seems to realize slugs have feelings, a chirp-based language, and a society all their own, but she's going to prove it to everyone in her one-minute Slugisodes! Her favourite slug is Bluster, her Tormato slug, but she likes to keep an eye out for unusual slugs and use them in new ways too.
- Kord Zane (voiced by Andrew Francis): A huge cave troll (not that any of them are small!) Kord is a gear-head mechanic who fixes the team's mecha-beasts and upgrades their blasters. His favorite thing is to do is play practical jokes, usually on Pronto! He's pretty easy-going, and it's rare to see any of the typical Cave Troll Rage in Kord. This mountain of muscle has a big heart to match his giant biceps, but watch out! Kord's got a wicked slinging arm!
- Junjie (voiced by Vincent Tong): Junjie grew up in the distant Eastern Caverns, an isolated region completely unknown to the 99 caverns that Eli protects. Like Eli, Junjie inherited the role of protector when he came of age. For centuries, his ancestors had used the ancient slugslinging art of Slug Fu to keep the Eastern Caverns safe. But one day, a threat came that even Slug Fu could not stop: an evil slug known as the Goon allied with the sinister Emperor. Junjie’s battle with these evil forces led him to the 99 caverns, where he joined the Shane Gang until he can return home to the Eastern Caverns and end the dark reign of the Emperor!
- Thaddius Blakk — Dr. Blakk (voiced by Mark Oliver): The owner of the powerful Blakk Industries, Dr. Blakk's business dealings have made him a rich and powerful man. Ultimately, his business is hiding his true purpose: to control all of Slugterra and destroy the magical slug energy that protects this underground world. A powerful slugslinger with a terrifying multi-shot Harbinger Firestorm blaster, Blakk has corrupted his slugs through the dark science of ghouling, turning them into ruthless shadows of their former sluggy selves.
Note: The series main antagonist.
- El Diablos Nacho — Nacho (voiced by Brian Drummond): The massive slug-shooter of mysterious origins, with a hole in his heart that's bigger than the deepest, darkest pit shaft in all of Slugterra. As Dr. Blakk's "special operations" enforcer, El Diablos is summoned to talk sense into a "mis-informed" jury, or to persuade a potential "business partner" to sign a "most generous" offer. Wielding his massive Growler Kiloton blaster, El Diablos likes to use Nightgeist ghoul slugs in battle. Not that he needs them to put fear into his opponents, his creepy face does a good job of that on its own.
- The Goon (voiced by Brian Dobson): The Goon is an especially evil Goon Doc ghoul, seething with dark energy. When it attacks, the Goon has an eerie way of getting into a target slugslinger’s head. But its thirst for control doesn’t stop there—the Goon is determined to conquer every cavern in Slugterra!