A new bio so an update to this thread. Now just waiting for Jukka to update the card art thread
Yes! He-Man with his Fuerza T goatee!
You can also look it up here: MOTUC Checklist & Release Calendar of 2008-?
Maybe something like Blades
Marvel's Blade was in existence 14 years before the original Masters Of The Universe movie. It stinks if the only reason Mattel can't use the name now is because the character was featured in a freakin' awful TV show and a crappy movie trilogy.
Sadly the Dreadwing, a planet called Primus and Blade i guess will have to have re-invented names and likenesses as Hasbro and Marvel/Disney currently hold them.
However much you dislike him Marvels Blade is still a popular character. character.
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If we're talking movies, I'd also have to disagree. None of his 3 movies made it to $100 million. In fact, not only did his last movie not break even domestically, it didn't even make more than $52 million. I'd also add that a character whose TV show couldn't make it past 12 episodes is not a popular character. I'll give you that he has a cult following but so does Kitty Pride.
These bios are starting to contradict one another a little bit in terms of the timeframe in which the Council of Elders existed. In Zodac's bio, it sounds like they existed before Grayskull's death and disbanded afterwards.
In King Randor's bio, it sounds like they existed long after Grayskull's death into the modern times until Randor became King.
In most classic canon, the Elders disbanded thousands of years in the past, but in MYP the Elders exist until Keldor's attack. It seems like Mattel hit a snag when writing these two bios and weren't sure which timeframe to go with.
Marvels Blade in the 80's wasn't a used character i think he still had that goofy green outfit and no merhandise. Thus allowing mattel to produce toys with that name as marvel at that time wouldn't of had an interest. A Gobot character named Blades/Bladez also passed through the net (likeness rights blah blah)
But today Marvels Blade has been in the spotlight yes with 3 big picture movies and a tv series whether you personally like them or even if they didn't do fantastically at the boxoffice or even the cash in comic book series didn't do well it doesn't matter (i only like the 1st myself) because the name is all too fresh in the general populous' minds, I can see it now "isn't Blade meant to be black guy".
Blade was looked at and seen as a character that has vast potential (3 movies and a tv series) by marvel, with various action figures and statues that all sell. No not in great numbers but sell none the less he's even been included in some computer games. Vampires have a huge following in general Buffy, Twilight, Anne Rice books to name but a few. However which way you look at it Blade is/can be worth abit of money(or investment) to Marvel.
MOTU Blade called Blade on the toy packaging is less likely he may even be to similar in the toy/collector market to risk releasing.
*Do Martial Arts
*Have eye wear
*Wear predominately black
Its a shame he may not be called Blade on the packaging but if we get a tv series or comic he'll still be called Blade much like the Fisto/Battle Fist senario.
Those who were kids in the 40's would say Captain Marvel wears Red not blue.
Kids of today would say Blade is black not white.
I have put forward a question to Toyguru regarding Blade and the MOTUC line i just hope it gets picked :-)
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Wheras the Marvel Captain Marvel predominantly wears blue (i'm aware of the female capt marvel that wore black and white)
what i meant by that remark is those that don't know any different won't understand like us.
We know that Capt. Marvel (DC) is all magical and stuff and that the Capt. Marvel (Marvel) is or has been predominantly an alien.
Updated with The Goddess bio. I LOVE IT.
There are way too many plot holes established with the Goddess Bio.
The biggest is Skeletor? Which raises several options:
Barbarian He-Man was actually fighting Demo-Man until he managed to banish him to Despondos.
Skeletor while trapped behind the Mystic Wall managed to Time Travel.
Skeletor is now a title like He-Man.
Barbarian He-Man was actually fighting Karak Nul which created the myth that Scare Glow is the Ghost of Skeletor.
Next would be Stratos, Beast Man, and Mer-Man:
Obvious different then the ones that exist today.
Stratos is most likely another Avion of the same name. Perhaps this is how the current Stratos got his name.
Then there's the whole time travel thing.
Could be another clone?
Could be Teela Na before becoming the Current Sorceress. We don't exactly know how long she's been the Sorceress.
Other plot holes:
Zodac fighting against He-Man? Perhaps he felt Barbarian He-Man was not the rightful heir and fought him to keep him away.
Was the Goddess the title before it was changed to the Sorceress?
Was the Goddess a Guardian to Grayskull or just protector to the Sword of He or Trainer of He-Man?
Was there even a Sorceress during the time of Barbarian He-Man?
How many other He-Man's are there?
Last wouldn't it be fun with a now a five hundred year gap between King Grayskull and He-Man that Blackstar could somehow fit into canon. Since there are many similarities and he did make a small cameo as a statue.
Here's a theory. What if the early minicomics are the true stories of He-Man, and the Filmation period is just the dreams and fantasies of a young prince of Eternia named Adam who imagines himself to be He-Man? Adam woud pretend his pet tiger named Cringer is Battle Cat and would re-enact all of the mythical tales.
The other possibility is that Adam is the last survivor of the Great Wars and, having been exposed to massive doses of radiation, now has reality-altering powers. He has created for himself an alternate reality in which he imagines himself as He-Man, a la that Justice League episode with that parallel universe Justice Society. That would explain why everything is so different from the tales of the early mini comics, as he has to fill in the gaps in his knowledge.
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Going to split the fandom? It already was split this is just bringing it into focus.
My main beef with Goddess' bio is making her Sharella instead of them being separate characters
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Can I just say there's nothing wrong with "disregarding" the bios as the canon of choice? To me they're building up more reference material and some new ideas for how to fit the parts together, but in no way are they the final word on a definitive MOTU canon. Mattel has even said that. They can't be definitive if He-Ro isn't He-Man's ancestor anymore. That's how I feel and I'm sticking to it. The only way this situation is bad is when people try to force or control other fans into adhering to this version of the mythology.