King Grayskull - Heroic Ancestor Of He-Man
Real Name: D'Vann Grayskull
Growing up under the oppressive rule of the Snake Men, D'Vann was driven to rebel against injustice when his brother, Thadan, was captured and eaten. Others flocked to Grayskull's banner and his legend began to grow. Declared King for his courage, compassion, wisdom and strength, Grayskull became a great leader ruling along with his council of wise Elders.
Through his might, the Horde was banished from Eternia into Despondos. However, this was not without a price; the battle left Grayskull mortally wounded and dying. In his wife Veena's arms, he proclaimed that by his name, his decendants would have the power and honor to defeat evil. Upon taking his last breath, his body vanished in a flash of light, and merged his essence into the Power Sword, which then, on its own, lifted aloft and infused the Council of Elders with a portion of Grayskull's mighty power. Veena took the Sword into Castle Grayskull and vowed to keep it safe until she could no longer, and when that time came, she would find another to take her place.