The Manticore is giant cavern-dwelling creature with a a human-like head, a lion's body, and a scorpion's tail with a stinger. The creature is very strong and for its size very fast. The creature acts out of anger when individuals trespass in its territory.
MOTU Filmation Cartoon Continuity:
Prince Adam comes across a Manticore, when Tauron's spell traps he, Cringer, and Orko in a cavern. After Adam manages to transform into He-Man, he uses his super-human strength, to throw the Manticore into the cavern wall. He-Man punches his way through the wall of the cavern, allowing them to escape. Before he leaves, He-Man blocks the entrance with a boulder before the Manticore can follow them.
MOTU Vintage Mini-Comic Continuity:
In this version of "Dragon's Gift", Skytree is guarded by a Manticore. He-Man defeats the Manticore by grabbing it by the tail and throwing it into a rock formation.
MOTU Ladybird Book Continuity:
After Beast Man, Skeletor and Evil-Lyn are captured in Eternia's past, by the Warlord, Beast Man is forced to fight a Manticore in the Warlord's Arena of Sport. If Beast Man could beat the Manticore, the Warlord would free Skeletor, Evil-Lyn and himself. When Beast Man defeated the Manticore, the Warlord honored his word, but at the last minute, changed his mind, as the three returned to modern day Eternia.
- In the Filmation version of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, the Manticore in "The Dragon's Gift" is replaced by Tullamore.
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