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Updated original post to now include the bio for Stratos!
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Don't care for the bio for Faker at all! Liked the Idea that he was purely a creation of Skeletor much more.
I'm sure the writers could write something way better than me on how Faker became Faker but that's how I see the "evil robot" working from the MYP 'toon.
As Val, I hate how they are using "Masters of the Universe" as a title for the good guys.
They aren't a superhero group!
This usage of the title really detract from the whole MOTU concept.
It was really big, but eveytime they use the name for the good guys only, it become a tad smaller... sigh...
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To be honest, I'm more concerned about the birdmen being winged monkeys now.
"Why's Dragstor riding on Night Stalker?" "Cause he can."
I wonder what happens when Faker's sword combines with He-Man's sword. Or should that be Skeletor's sword? I can see Skeletor crafting a duplicate of his own sword to merge with He-Man's. But would something bad happen if Faker's sword merges with one of the real swords?
Sorry, couldn't resist.
Also, I understand the frustration with the limiting uses of Masters Of The Universe. I seem to recall though that in early written works, maybe even the Filmation bible, that MOTU was the term reserved for the bad guys...
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Wow. It appears I'm in a vast minority here about the MOTU being the good guys. I thought that was a stroke of GENIUS!
Its what the line was called, its what the SHOW was called, but nobody ever mentioned the words... ever.
Now all the heroic warriors arent' just wandering freaks who 'happened' to be around. they were a fighting force/team of the best in eternia.
Also as for the Bad guys being "masters"?!?! Skeletor is the only one who could qualify. the rest were morons!
I admit its a goofy team name, but suddenly "He-man AND the Masters of the Universe" MEANS something.
I think both the characters look great, the only thing I have mixed feelings on is the "winged monkey" aspect. Personally I just don't really see it. Nothing about his appearance has EVER screamed "monkey" at me.
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I thought the 2002 MYP series referred to the heroes as the "Masters"? I can almost hear Duncan telling Teela to gather the other Masters for a meeting or plan or something?!
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I don't know, the flying monkeys in Wizard of OZ kicked butt. They actually freaked a lot of kids out back in the day. I always assumed this is where the the idea for Stratos came from (his color scheme is even similar to the WOZ flying monkeys). The more I think about it, you could even speculate that the Emerald Staff is also a nod to WOZ because the Wizard lived in the Emerald City. Just sayin'.
I look at it as, and prefer it to be, all these powerful warriors (good and bad) battling one another for control of the planet are the masters of the universe. I don't think they should label themselves, and the phrase should never be used by the characters themselves. Masters of the Universe shouldn't be a group name but rather a title to represent the epic struggle between these warriors.
Or something like that.
Yeah, the whole use of the Masters term is just a bit goofy to me, and as has been said before, detracts from the concept that whomsoever gains control of Grayskull, controls the Universe. Castle Grayskull is the Ultimate McGuffin!
The Masters is a concept, not the Eternian Justice League!
Oh well, other than that, Stratos' Bio is better than Faker's. Junk Yard. Sheesh...:hmroll:
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Like Emiliano said, MOTU isn't a gang of super heroes.
MOTU is a term that refers to all of the people on Eternia who are the masters of their abilities, and fight to be masters of the universe.
It's about that world; that canon. Not a group of do-gooders.
For example, He-Man is the strongest man in the universe because of his power, not because his chose that label.
Jitsu was the evil master of martial arts, because he was the best at that.
Clamp Champ was the heroic masters of capture, because he was the best at that.
And so forth.
If the good guys truly were the MOTU and the evil guys were not, then by definition of the name alone the evil warriors would always be 2nd place and never be a real threat.
Either that, or our heroes are some ego driven maniacs, and true heroes wouldn't be like that going around calling themselves the MOTU or the Masters.
IMO, it's better than the heroes being a group of self-centered folks who think they are the Masters and everyone else is chicken-feed.
This is why trying to complicate the title of the brand is kinda useless.
It's the best of the universe fighting for control of the ultimate power in the universe.
Why make it anything else?
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