I'm one of the last of the kids that got into MotU, you know. Born in 84, probably got me first fig around late 86, 87, when MotU was on the ropes.
Oh, tosh you!And yes, he needs to be more creature than human.
Just look at the card-art! It's obvious that the hands are gloves, and not like on Zodac and Skelly.
And if he's got human hands, why would he then have creature-feet? I say they are fake-feet mate. He's wearing them in order to strike fear into his enemies, so they think some kind of monster is stalking them.
Way I see it, he and Jitsu comes from the same civilization on Eternia. One that has focused on Martial arts in an asian-like way. Just like He-man and Extendar is from one that has focused more on combat in a way similar to Mideval Knights.