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King Randor
Heroic Ruler of Eternia

Real Name: Randor of the House of Miro
Also Known As: Prince Randor or Captain Randor.

King Randor is the good and noble King of Eternia, and the father of Prince Adam, and Princess Adora. He is often annoyed and disappointed by Adam's seeming laziness and reluctance to take any real responsibility. Not realizing his son's dual identity, he is still very proud of his honest and kind-hearted son. Sometimes he is shown trying to teach his son lessons, as presumably Adam will become King one day.

Unlike his children, who are both blondes, he has brown hair and a beard. Skeletor was once King Randor's half-brother, Keldor. The king’s relationships with his two children were very different. He was proud of Adora’s bravery and courage and her quest to drive the Horde away from the planet Etheria. The same could not be said of his son, though, who was forced to consistently down-play his abilities lest someone deduce that he was in fact the warrior known as He-Man. This led to a very strained relationship between the two men, despite their deep love for one another.

King Randor’s right-hand-man was Duncan, the Royal Palace Man-At-Arms. Whenever the kingdom was in trouble, Randor turned to him for council and support. Randor and Duncan were both vetrans from the Great Unrest. Additionally, when the Royal Family went on long journeys, where the number of possible dangers increased dramatically, the king wanted Man-At-Arms to be at his side.  Another important duty he often expected of his friend was that of summoning He-Man when the kingdom was threatened.

History:

King Miro’s scond born son, with the Queen Mother, Randor came of age during the Great Unrest, a time when conflict returned to Eternia following the Count Marzo Uprisings and the subsequent betrayal by his half brother Keldor. After the disappearance of his father, after a battle with the Enchantress, Randor was appointed captain of the guard and lead Miro’s troops in battle against Keldor’s growing rebellion.

During the Great Unrest, Captain Randor met his future queen: an astronaut from the planet Earth named Marlena Glenn, who had crashed on Eternia.  Together, they would eventually have two children:  Adam and Adora. The birth of Randor's children would be tainted with tradgedy when Adora was kidnapped by the evil tyrant - Hordak. Although Randor and his armies were able to drive back the Evil Horde's invasion of Eternia, Randor would lose his daughter in the process.

Randor eventually ended the Great Unrest by fatally wounding Keldor and locking his evil warriors behind the mystic wall. For this act that ended the "Great Unrest", he was appointed as "King of Eternia", instead of his brother, by the Council of Elders. King Randor raises his staff exulting his rule over Eternia!

During fallowing years, King Randor ruled Eternia with a firm hand. Fallowing the threat of Skeletor, Prince Adam learned of his destiny and became He-Man. Fallowing the return of the Snake Men, King Randor tried to unite all the leading people of Eternia, by forming the Council Of Eternia. When Hordak arrives, King Randor takes a more active roll, by helping He-Man and the Masters. He fought in the Second Ultimate Battleground and help rid Eternia of the Evil Horde and the Snake Men. 

King Randor retired his sword, when He-Man went on to fight the Galactic Wars. He was surprised and proud to learn that his son was actually, He-Man. When He-Man/Prince Adam returned, Skeletor and He-Man eventually had a final showdown, that brought the two to Trolla. After defeating Skeletor, He-Man returns to find that King Randor was assassinated in his abcsence.

Abilities:

King Randor’s greatest power was his ability to govern the kingdom with wisdom, compassion and reason.  That being said, Randor was also well trained in combat, and in battle situations could quickly rise to his own defense as well as the defense of his people (such as when he spear-headed the campaign against the Horde, and later when he helped He-Man overwhelm Skeletor’s minions in Snake Mountain).

Variations:

  • Battle Armor - King Randor's combat clothing, that he is seen wearing in the 200X Cartoons.
  • Eternos Palace - King Randor's clothing that here wears throughout the Filmation Cartoons.
  • Heroic Warriors - King Rndor's gear that he wears during the "Second Ultimate Battleground".


Relatives:

  • King Stefan - Older brother from Dyperia
  • Unnamed Sister - Younger sister
  • Prince Keldor - Half Brother
  • King Miro - Father
  • Unnamed Queen - Mother
  • Queen Marlena - Wife 
  • Prince Adam - Son
  • Princess Adora - Daughter 
  • Lady Edwina - Niece
  • Prince Jeremy - Nephew
  • Prince Michael - Nephew
  • Prince Goras - Nephew
  • Prince Dal - Nephew
  • King Sullei - Cousin
  • King Eldon, the Wise - Ancestor
  • King Freenorn, the Strong - Ancestor
  • King Tamask - Ancestor
  • King Vulnar, the Bold - Ancestor
  • King Grayskull - Ancestor

Trivia (Clawful94): King Randor was voiced by the legendary Lou Scheimer in the Filmation Cartoons and Michael Donovan in the 200X Cartoons.


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Profile
SPECIE : Humanoid
LUOGO DI ORIGINE : Royal Palace Of Eternos
SESSO : Male
ARMI : Sword, Scepter; Mace; Spear
CORRELAZIONI : The Cosmic Comet
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