2002 MOTU Mike Young Productions Animated Series Canon:
A flashback sequence in The Price of Deceit reveals that, following his disfigurement, Keldor recognizes his only chance to survive is for Evil-Lyn to take him to the sanctuary of Hordak, where she summons the ancient villain. Keldor begs Hordak to save his life, no matter the cost; in response, Hordak reduces his head to a disembodied skull hovering over his shoulders. Renamed "Skeletor" by his new master, the former Keldor laughs maniacally at his own reflection. Later, in The Power of Grayskull, Hordak attempts to collect on his debt by demanding Skeletor free him from Despondos, but is ultimately denied
2002 MOTU MVCreations Comic Canon:
Filling in some gaps in the backstory presented by the MYP animatedseries, the MVCreations comicsestablished that as Keldor, Skeletorhad recruited many of his EvilWarriors before launching his fateful attack on the Hall of Wisdom.Further, he had traveled intoEternia’s ancient past to
obtain theHavoc Staff from the Faceless Oneand brought the Faceless One’s daughter, Evil-Lyn, forward in time, thoughhe did not raise her and they only met again many years later. A romanticrelationship was implied between Keldor and Evil-Lyn.
2008 Masters Of The Universe Classics Canon:
Establishing yet another origin for Skeletor,the Classics canon blended elements fromprevious media with new concepts. PrinceKeldor was the son of King Miro, half brotherof Prince Randor, and rightful heir to thethrone of Eternia, despite his controversialhalf-Gar and half-human heritage. The brothers completed a successful campaign duringthe Great Unrest, but a vengeful CountMarzo banished Miro to Despondos, leavingEternia without a king. The citizens of Eternia, influenced by an outside forceand long-held racism, would not accept the half-Gar prince as their ruler.When Randor found Keldor standing over the murdered form of Randor'smother, the queen, and professing it had been an accident, he banished hisbrother from Eternos.
An outcast, Keldor wandered Eternia, dwelling on his brother’s betrayaland the loss of his birthright. He acquired a double-bladed sword thatcould be split in two and used with one half in each hand. Drawn by a supernatural force, Keldor discovered Hordak's ancient temple, where the spirit of Hordak appeared and of-fered to teach him the dark arts.Although Hordak sent him to obtainthe Havoc Staff from the FacelessOne, Keldor decided its power madehim strong enough to leave Hordak'sservice and shape his own destiny.Keldor and Evil-Lyn, the FacelessOne's adult daughter, met, fell inlove, and were secretly married.After being mortally wounded incombat against his brother, Keldorwas taken by Beast Man and Evil-Lynback to Hordak’s temple. Created bythe Spirit of Hordak, Skeletor wasborn out of a merging of the wounded Prince Keldor and a chaotic demon from Despondos, Demo-Man.
2012 MOTU DC Comics Canon:
- Brian Dobson voiced Keldor in the 2002 MYP cartoons.
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