Ram Man - Heroic Human Battering Ram
Real Name: Krass
Ram Man is a member of the Heroic Warriors, characterized by his bulky, spring-legged appearance and flat-topped metal helmet. Ram Man is incredible in his girth and strength but his real power comes, when he has a head of steam behind him. Ram Man wears an indestructible, enchanted set of armor over his head and shoulders, which allow him to smash his way through almost any object in front of him. The armor-headed, armor plated fighter can smash his way through most objects that get in his way. Ram-man has a heart of gold and gives new definition to the term of loyalty. Ram Man is not the most coordinated of fighters. He prefers to bull rush opponents with his head leading as opposed to finesse and surgical fighters like Teela and Stratos. Often, Ram Man’s straightforward tactics and trampling strikes are enough to fell most opponents, but he also carries a massive battle-axe when necessary. Ram Man would go to the ends of Eternia for a friend in need.
Bio #1 (MOTUC Official Bio & Vintage MOTU Mini-Comics)
Growing up just outside the Vine Jungle in the Village Of Nikun, Krass' village was always under threat from the savage Beastmen. During a particularly brutal attack, he donned his family's ancient mystical armor that magically absorbs raw force. Using it to ram into his enemies and drive their attack earned Krass the nickname "Ram Man". These actions were quickly detected by Skeletor, who recruited him in a scheme to ram through the Jaw Bridge of Castle Grayskull. Realizing the error of his ways after seeing Skeletor attack He-Man, Ram Man switched sides, helping to defeat the Evil Lord of Destruction and save the Castle. He soon became a core member of the Masters of the Universe, using his iron-like body as a battering ram against evil!
Bio #2 (Filmation)
Although Ram-Man had been depicted as large and aggressive in his mini-comic appearance, the 1980s cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe by Filmation depicts him as a small, dwarfish figure, which is actually closer in appearance to his action figure.In order to make the character more child-friendly for the sake of the show's intended audience, Ram-Man's aggressiveness is toned down for the series. He is portrayed generally as a comical character, slow and dim-witted with an almost childlike mentality, but also strong-hearted and easily likeable. He often appears alongside Stratos in early episodes, and later episodes flesh out his character more, particularly the season 2 episode "Not So Blind", which shows a degree of humanity in his mostly slapstick personality. Another notable moment for Ram-Man is the episode "House of Shokoti Part I", in which he gives a memorable moral at the end of the episode, telling kids not to hit things with their head like he does in case they hurt themselves. Also in this episode, Ram-Man irritates Shokoti by constantly mispronouncing her name, calling her "Shipoopi" among other things. This Ram Man also often has other cartoonish features such as his legs actually uncoiling like springs on occasion and making "boing" sounds when he used his abilities.
Bio #3 (200X Series)
In the 200X Series, Ram Man is already a Masters/Heroic Warrior, before Prince Adam changes to He-Man for the first time. He served under Captain Randor in the Great Unrest and was present when Keldor was burned with the acid, that began the process of his transformation into Skeletor. Ram Man is portrayed as a large and bulky character, rather than his dwarfish appearence in the Filmation Series. He is actually larger than even He-Man in size. In episodes were he removes his helmet, he appears to have a metal plate on top of his head. Instead of leaping at opponents from great distances, Ram-Man runs into them or jumps short distances. The "boing" sound is removed, and his legs never "uncoil" like springs. Ram-Man rarely suffers ill effects from his rams in this series. He is the only Master who routinely fights unarmed. Although this series depicts him in a more macho fashion more in-keeping with the original concept of the character, his slow-wittedness and comic appeal is left intact. There is still a childlike dimension to his character, made most evident in the episode "Night of the Shadow Beasts", which reveals he is afraid of the dark. Perhaps his most significant episode of the modern-day series is "Siren's Song", in which he falls under a mesmerising spell by Evil-Lyn, which results in him coming under suspicion of being a traitor to the Masters. Unaware of the crime he has committed under a trance state, Ram-Man is shown as excitable and overly-defensive as the Masters try to identify the traitor in their ranks. Another interesting dimension added to Ram-Man's character in the 2002 series is his apparent fondness for fishing.
Trivia: Ram Man was voiced by John Erwin in the Filmation Cartoons and Scott McNeil in the 200X Cartoons.
Cartoon appearances: MOTU (Filmation)
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