MAN-E-Faces - Heroic Master Of Many Faces
Real Name: Perkaedo
Man-E-Faces is a member of the Heroic Warriors, notable by his distinctive appearance, with his large, blue metal head on which his faces appear in its screen-like opening that contains a rotating faceplate, which allows him to transform into his multiple personalities. His “traditional” human face is his most common form. However, he can transform to a robotic faceplate, which grants him laser scanning and computer precise calculating. He can also transform into a monster faceplate, which causes his strength to increase dramatically. Like his faceplate, Man-E-Faces engages in combat using a variety of weapons that best suit his current face. In human form, he is quite lethal with his battle spear. He uses his laser targeting to maximum advantage with his robotic faceplate and uses a destructive club to capitalize on his monster strength. Choosing between his three faces, Man-E-Faces finds the right personality for the right moment. Man-E-Faces is also a very talented game player who enjoys games of strategy. Man-E-Faces is best known as a great actor. But many learn the hard way to underestimate Man-E-Face's abilities in combat. The famous Eternian actor, Man-E-Faces would make Shakespeare proud. But make no mistake, he also plays the part of a skilled fighter and warrior when the need arises.
Perkaedo had always loved the theater from a very young age, growing up
in the theatrical capitol of entertainment, the City Of Pantagus. He and his younger sister, Kerstin, were raised by their aunt, Count Betsey. When he reached his young teenage years, he became the apprentice to the greatest actor of his generation, Kender Gisman. Kender was not just famous for his brilliant acting skills, but also for his mind-blowing make-up work that allowed him to become anyone that he chose.So for many years Perkaedo worked with Kender on the stage, at first as a comedic sidekick but later his roles grew to match his increasing acting abilities. But still Kender would not reveal the secret of his amazing transformations, not that Perkaedo ever pressed for more information. Perkaedo promised to take Kerstin with him on his many travels with Kelder Gismen. Then one day Kender grew ill and passed away. Kender was not just a teacher, but he was a friend and father figure to the young actor.
While Perkaedo began his acting career on his own, his sister grew to be 16 and fell in love with a young soldier, who was killed during the Great Unrest. Not wanting to live, Kerstin traveled to the Castle Of Shadows, and jumped into the Pit Of Shadows, leaving her shadow in a crystal column. Perkaedo searched many years in the castle for a way to bring his sister back.
In the not so distant future, Perkaedo learns that his home Pantagas was under attack by evil forces led by a alchemist named Keldor. He raced home as fast as he could, only to find most of his family and friends massacred. When Keldor sees Perkaedo, he sends Beast-Man to capture him. Once captured, Keldor forces him to drink a potion that changes him into a vicious monster, who attacks everyone it sees. The Sorceress involves herself and changes Man-E-Faces back to his human self, but Keldor asserts his dominance and turns him back into the monster. The struggle creates a third persona, a super-intelligent robot which is neither good nor evil. Although the Sorceress manages to free Man-E-Faces from Keldor's spell, the robot and monster are now permanently part of his character, changing from one to the other, as he desires. He vows to fight until he is free from the curse.
Fueled by his rage, he sets out to find the attackers that cursed him. Eventually he finds Tri-Klops, and attacks him in his beast form, but Tri-Klops was too much for him. Tri-Klops concludes the battle when he throws a vial containing an ancient Horde cyber virus, that begins to turn his head into hard metal and reshaping it to make living armor, that surrounded his cursed head. This new armor not only gave him a degree of invulnerability but it also vastly increased his strength and gave him knowledge of many forms of armed combat.This new version of Perkaedo was able to defeat Tri-Klops, but he could not kill him. Deep down inside he knew that was not what his family would want. Sensing this moment of weakness, Tri-Klops blasted him with an optic blast, which changes him back into the beast and trapping him in that personality. This was enough to allow the evil warrior to escape.
Over the next few years, he terrorized others as the beast. He became an outcast feared by virtually everyone. He terrorized the small Widgets and took over as their king. Beast-Man began to use his power to control Man-E-Faces, since he was stuck in the beast mode. He used Man-E-Faces to do evil deeds, until the Sorceress unstuck him. Being unstuck, Man-E-Faces develops the ability of using his different faces for different techniques useful in battle. His monster face provides him with extra courage and strength, while his robot face provides him with extra intelligence and the ability to scan people and objects for important data. He is frequently referred to as 'Man-E-Robot' or 'Man-E-Monster' when using these faces. Grateful that the Sorceress helped him, he joined the Captain Randor and the Masters Of The Universe. Later, is an instramental member of the Masters, fallowing the birth of He-Man. He also fought in the Second Ultimate Battleground.
- Countess Betsy (Aunt)
- Kerstin (Sister)
Commentary From Clawful 94: Man-E-Faces' bio is a combination of the Filmation Cartoon, German Audio Plays, Comic Books and 200X Cartoons. Man-E-Faces is voiced by Lou Scheimer in the Filmation Cartoon. Paul Dobson voiced Man-E-Faces in the 200X Cartoons. Kerstin was his daughter in the German Audio Plays. In the 200X, Man-E-Faces was already a member of the Masters, when He-Man was born.
Cartoon Appearances: MOTU (Filmation)
Cartoon Appearances: MOTU (Filmation Movie)
Cartoon Appearances: MOTU (MYP)