Visionários: os Cavaleiros da Luz Mágica foi uma série animada americana de 1987. É baseada na linha de brinquedos de figura de ação de mesmo nome pela Hasbro (O desenho chegou a ser exibido brevemente no Brasil, mas não foi lançada a série de bonecos no país). Um total de 13 episódios foi produzido por Sunbow Productions, e lançado um DVD nos EUA em 2004.
No planeta Prysmos, localizado em outra dimensão, os Visionários compõem-se de dois grupos de cavaleiros — os Cavaleiros Espectrais e os Lordes da Escuridão, ambos dos quais têm os seus poderes mágicos dados por Merklynn depois de concluir com sucesso uma missão para conseguir o templo de Merklynn na Montanha de Ferro. Cada personagem ganhou um poder de totem dos animais diferente que refletiu a sua personalidade permitindo ao cavaleiro transformar-se temporariamente naquele animal. Alguns cavaleiros tiveram estandartes de poder com poderes diferentes como destruição e podem ser ativados recitando um verso especial. Os cavaleiros sem estandartes podem infundir transportes com poderes mágicos, como o calabouço mágico de veículo de assalto do punhal (Senhores de Escurecimento).
Merklynn - O Mago que vive no santuário de Iron Mountain. Merklynn convida cavaleiros de todo o reino para competir em uma corrida com obstaculos em seu templo, premiando aqueles que atingem a sua sala com habilidades mágicas.
Líder de Leoric dos Cavaleiros Espectrais e príncipe de Novo Valarak. Ele possui o totem do Leão e o seu Cetro de Poder confere o Poder de Sabedoria.
Sabedoria - "os segredos Sussurrados da idade despedaçada, eu evoco-te: renove este sábio!"
Leoric's lieutenant. Before the Great Cataclysm, he was a policeman in the City of Valarak, often matching wits against a master thief named Reekon who later becomes a Darkling Lord. He possesses the totem of the Raposa. He has no totem staff but is one of the knights able to power vehicles. His main vehicle of choice is the Lancer Cycle. In the comics, this held the Power of Protection.
Protection - "Shield this craft from one and all. Reflect, deflect, depose and fall!"
The youngest of the Spectral Knights. Like Ectar and Leoric, he lives in New Valarak. He possesses the totem of the Lobo. He has no totem staff but boasts an additional ability to activate vehicles. His main vehicle is the Capture Chariot. In the comics, this held the Power of Fire.
Fire - "Draw upon the breath of stars, And scorch the sky with fiery scars!"
The oldest of the group. He hails from the northern city of Northalia which has a cold climate. He possesses the totem of the Urso and his totem staff bestows the Power of Strength. His main adversary among the Darkling Lords is Cindarr.
Knowledge - "Vontade e pensamento, isto é poder, acorde minha mente para o grande saber"
The only female knight among the Spectral Knights, hailing from Androsia. She possesses the totem of the Golfinho. Galadria is the love interest of Cryotek. She never gained a spell staff, but in the comic books she gained a spell shield (a circular buckler), granting her the Power of Healing.
Headed by Darkstorm, the Darkling Lords use their powers for selfish aims and are fittingly considered the villains of the séries.
The leader of the Darkling Lords. Even before receiving his totem powers, he commanded the allegiance of Reekon and Mortdredd. He secures the allegiance of the other members of his group when finding them caught in a trap during the quest to Merklynn's shrine, having them swear loyalty to him in exchange for freeing them. He bears the totem of the Mollusk and his power staff holds the Power of Decay. The cartoon showed he also had a secondary power to reverse his own Decay.
Decay - "By what creeps, what crawls, by what does not, Let all that grows recede and rot!" Decay Reversal - "Power of rot, obscuring truth, What once was old restore to youth!"
A career thief during the Age of Science, Reekon serves Darkstorm for primarily mercenary reasons. For his stealth and treachery, Merklynn awards him the totem of the Lizard. During both the Age of Science and the Age of Magic, Reekon finds himself engaging in a battle of wits against Ectar. Reekon has no totem staff but has the ability to power vehicles. His main vehicle is the Dagger Assault, which features a containment cell that serves as a Magic Extractor.
Magic Extractor - "Flay the flesh, lay bare the bone. Upon this field, let grief be sown!"
Darkstorm's most loyal Darkling Lord. An unapologetic sycophant, Mortdredd is utterly devoted to Darkstorm. He possesses the totem of the Beetle, and like Reekon has the ability to power vehicles. His main vehicle is the aerial vehicle known as the Sky Claw, which has the power of Flight.
Flight - "Wings of steel shall ride the breeze. Invade the air, the land, the seas!"
Previously a construction worker during the Age of Science, Cindarr is the oldest in the group and his main adversary is Cryotek. He is considered the most dim-witted of the Darkling Lords, occasionally displaying kindness toward others which exasperates his fellow Darkling Lords, which shows Cindarr not as evil, but following the oath he made to Darkstorm. Cindarr bears the totem of the Gorilla and his power staff invokes the Power of Destruction.
Invulnerability - "Flecha pontuda, espada letal, que nada penetre nesta carcaça mortal"
Prior to the Age of Magic, Virulina was a newscaster. She is the only female Darkling Lord, and possesses the totem of the Shark. Her main adversary is Galadria. She never gained a spell staff in the cartoon, but in the comic books, she gained a spell shield (a cheron shaped buckler) which granted her the Power of Disease.