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    New Characters

    Would you mind if there were some new characters made specifically for the movie? Perhaps a new hero or a new henchmen for skeletor, assuming that a lot of the other characters make it into the movie *so it's not just BM, Skelly and EL for the bad guys like it was last time*.

    When would you be okay with it if they made new characters?

    Also, while we're at it, would you mind if they reused some of the characers made for the 87 movie?

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    No, not yet. Back when the old movie was made the toyline was still going, there were magazines and comic books, and MOTU was everywhere, so any new characters had a chance to be put into the mainstream line (as happened with Gwildor, Saurod and Blade).

    Now there's nothing, and this is our only chance to see our favorite characters in anything new. So I'd rather have a new movie toyline Triklops, for example, than some new random made-up bad guy that would fill his position.

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    I don't see why they should put new characters on the film.
    We don't need new characters yet, for a cartoon that would be ok but for the movie no way!

    MOTU has so many great characters that deserve to show up, that I would hate if some new weird character took the place of one of them.

    So my answer is no, I don't want new characters in the movie.
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    My feeling on the matter is that it depends on what purpose the character serves. If it something that has never been dealt with, then perhaps it makes sense to create someone new to fulfill the role if there is no character that is suitable for it.

    For instance there is the question of an inventor for Skeletor. I am not sure how Modulok plays into the old series, but I think he ended up working for the Horde. In the new series, Triklops was the inventor. Some people, myself included, would prefer for him to be a master swordsman and bounty hunter. So would you guys mind if they created someone for the purpose of giving Skeletor an inventor?

    I think that the inventor-type character could easily and sensibly be filled by a modified Trapjaw. Trappy already uses a bunch of inventions and whatnot and it would make sense if he was the one creating them.

    But there is a character type that I think that MOTU has always needed and has never been dealt with. That is a villain who is He-Man's equal. There is no sense of urgency or danger when you have a hero with no weaknesses who is fighting villains that are clearly inferior.

    So far, the closest that MOTU has come up with they completely dropped the ball on, which was Faker. Faker is a robot and no robot will ever be He-Man's equal. He might be a tougher battle, but if you asked the average fan how many fights He-Man would win against Faker if they fought 100 times, the answer would almost certainly be 100, or at least in the 90's.

    This is why I would like to see one new character who can match He-Man. Someone who is just as powerful, just as strong, just as smart and has no weaknesses.

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    I think its OK to have new characters, I wouldn't like a movie where we have all the characters we know all having a particular role, it would be too much like Street Fighter the movie.

    I'd like there to be new characters who play Commanders of troops, maybe a Skull/Bone type commander for Skeletor's bone warriors, maybe a female tehnician for Skeletor instead of Tri-Klops?a wise old wizard/creature who lives in cave who gives He-Man some help with things?

    I don't think they should just restrict the characters to old ones, 1-2 new ones would work well if they are well written into the storyline.

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    It depends. If the character is going to be a useful part of the movie than yes I'm all for it.

    However knowing hollywood they will add new characters to make the movie politicaly correct and they will have no useful purpose in the movie other than to sell more tickets. In that case I say Hell no to any new characters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Latveria View Post
    But there is a character type that I think that MOTU has always needed and has never been dealt with. That is a villain who is He-Man's equal. There is no sense of urgency or danger when you have a hero with no weaknesses who is fighting villains that are clearly inferior.

    So far, the closest that MOTU has come up with they completely dropped the ball on, which was Faker. Faker is a robot and no robot will ever be He-Man's equal. He might be a tougher battle, but if you asked the average fan how many fights He-Man would win against Faker if they fought 100 times, the answer would almost certainly be 100, or at least in the 90's.

    This is why I would like to see one new character who can match He-Man. Someone who is just as powerful, just as strong, just as smart and has no weaknesses.

    Instead of making him a robot, how about genetically engineering him?


    I propose we do a "Jurassic Park" thing: Tri-Klops slashes He-Man with his sword, gets a sample of He-Man's blood, and then Presto! We grow a complete genetic copy of He-Man in a test tube!

    (Of course, if you REALLY want something MOTU-worthy, Skelly can always use He-Man's blood as part of a spell and do it that way. )

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    The MOTU freak show of characters would be difficult to bring to live action without it looking like yet another Power Rangers movie.

    New characters maybe sharing some aspects of the original characters or drastic redesigns of existing characters would give it more credability.


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    I've gone for the maybe, only if they add anything to the film that no existing character could!
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    I am actually amazed by how many "yes" votes there are.

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    With as many interesting characters that MOTU has, it's not neded.
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    I think new characters would happen regardless, but they should not be main ones. You would need little pee ons and such you know, extras of sorts to fill in spaces.
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    I voted no.. I think new characters are interesting, but too many took away from the feel of the original story in the 87 movie..

    Thereby making it like some crappy offspring of RoboCop and the Highlander..

    Please.. not another Gwildor or the LA Riot police that Skeletor had following him around.. They sucked.. bad..

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    I went with maybe. Anybody with a character arc should be somebody already established. Cannon fodder, on the other hand (eg Saurod), is ok.

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    Absolutely not. We've already have a movie featuring almost exclusively new characters outside of the core heroes and villains. Not that I minded it then, as I loved Karg and Saurod. But MOTU and POP have a gigantic catalog of amazing characters, each of which already have devoted fans. It's time we have a film that exploits this vast catalog of characters, and does justice to the already established canon.
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    No. There are way too many characters already and the need for new ones isn't there. Tell the story as it was intended...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Trinity View Post
    No, not yet. Back when the old movie was made the toyline was still going, there were magazines and comic books, and MOTU was everywhere, so any new characters had a chance to be put into the mainstream line (as happened with Gwildor, Saurod and Blade).

    Now there's nothing, and this is our only chance to see our favorite characters in anything new. So I'd rather have a new movie toyline Triklops, for example, than some new random made-up bad guy that would fill his position.
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    I don't see why they should put new characters on the film.
    We don't need new characters yet, for a cartoon that would be ok but for the movie no way!

    MOTU has so many great characters that deserve to show up, that I would hate if some new weird character took the place of one of them.

    So my answer is no, I don't want new characters in the movie.
    Thank you, no new characters, and no characters from the 87 movie either.

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    Maybe in the further on sequels but for the early films no. Not needed. He-Man has a lush history behind it that a new character isn't needed.

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    Yes, but only minor characters, in addition to classics! (I want toys of new characters too!)
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