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    To me, its the only thing that makes sense.
    How else would Skeletor be able to cross swords with the most powerful man in the universe on so many occasions.
    The whole MYP origin was cool, but when you think about it, Randor was able to beat him - then how the hell is he able to stand toe to toe with He-Man?!

    Having a demon somewhere in there is more fitting, in my opinion.

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    I don't like the name. That's all. I voted I don't care because I liked Skeletor when he was just an altered Keldor and I still like Skeletor now that the means of his transformation are explained.

    Besides... There is a lot about this line that I didn't like initially and there is some stuff that I still don't like. It's no use to keep complaining about this, or any of the stuff anyways.

    What I do find funny though is that the people who were uber protective of the line against people who didn't like something are complaining their heads off over this one. Maybe now there will be some more understanding for one another when there is something not everybody likes.

    And one other thing. When ToyGuru said they had MotU specialists working on the line there was a lot of scepticism and laughter. Now that they are telling us Demo-man was a rejected Skeletor name they are kinda proving that. Whatever decision Mattel is making on this isn't due to the lack of MotU knowledge. It's because this is a NEW line not the 80's or the 200x () series.
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    For me, "Demo-Man" should never be anything more than a piece of obscure MotU trivia.
    Perfect for a "Did You Know...?" type of tidbit.

    Like "Huh! Demo-Man, eh? Weird. Well, I'm glad they went with Skeletor instead! Cool to know, though!"

    Nothing more, nothing less.

    I don't think it's awful, or ruins MotU or anything, but highly, completely, totally unnecessary, and wholly uninspired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lay Ze-Man View Post
    For me, "Demo-Man" should never be anything more than a piece of obscure MotU trivia.
    Perfect for a "Did You Know...?" type of tidbit.

    Like "Huh! Demo-Man, eh? Weird. Well, I'm glad they went with Skeletor instead! Cool to know, though!"

    Nothing more, nothing less.

    I don't think it's awful, or ruins MotU or anything, but highly, completely, totally unnecessary, and wholly uninspired.
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    Well I'm glad I read the first post before I voted in this poll.

    Because I almost voted "No" as I don't like the name "Demo-Man."
    But I did vote "Yes" as I do like the idea.
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    The idea has really grown on me. Personally, I like Skeletor as some powerful and mysterious warlock without any known relation to Randor. If we have to go with the whole "Two-Face" origin (One-Face???), at least his merging with a demon explains such an increased power level from an injured Keldor. I also kinda like the Demo-Man name in that it is a part of Masters history(or so they say) finally being used and has a fun Silver Age comics/classic Masters sound to it. I just want Skeletor to act like Skeletor and not some new version of Two-Bad with 2 personalities in one body.
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    Agh in the end its neither here nor there for me so I voted "I dont care"
    I dont hate the concept but like Lay-Z said, it was just unneccasary.
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    I don't like the idea at all and the name "Demo-Man" is totally lame!
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    Idea wonderful; name bad. It's the hyphen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lay Ze-Man View Post
    For me, "Demo-Man" should never be anything more than a piece of obscure MotU trivia.
    Perfect for a "Did You Know...?" type of tidbit.

    Like "Huh! Demo-Man, eh? Weird. Well, I'm glad they went with Skeletor instead! Cool to know, though!"

    Nothing more, nothing less.

    I don't think it's awful, or ruins MotU or anything, but highly, completely, totally unnecessary, and wholly uninspired.
    I agree with that.

    I already ain't a big fan of the idea that Skeletor is the amalgam of two beings, since that makes his origin unnecessarily convoluted. And calling the other being "Demo-Man" doesn't make that any better. I'm sorry for whoever came up with all that, but for me, it sounds as if - instead of just merging existing canons into a logical one - said person wanted to add something completely new to just for the sake of it.
    And I can't see how it's a successfull nod to hardcore fans to add a name into the canon that no one recognizes. Mentioning He-Man's techno vest is a nod to fans of the original canon. Merging Keldor with a being called Demo-Man is not.
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    I think that a cool artistic rendering and a (much) better name would make it go down better.

    I kind of like the idea in general because it makes Skeletor's creation bigger than just a spell by Hordak (which was always too simple for me). I don't think it was ever clear what happened to Keldor in the classic continuity that made him into Skeletor (or that he had been Keldor at all, though the interviews say that had been the plan). As far as I know it was always a classic idea that Skeletor was transformed into his current form because I remember one of the books about the Horde showing him as Hordak's apprentice but with a nose (though still a yellow boney face). To me this new angle only adds to that, though I think it'll take getting used to and would greatly GREATLY benefit from like a mini comic illustrated by Emiliano that gives us the origin in a dramatic and thus more exciting format.....(hint, Mattel, wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

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    Mattel didn't just "Make Up" Demo-Man. Skeletor was always bound with an extradimensional entity.

    they just recently gave him a name.

    so, do I like the idea of Demo-Man?, yes, considering that it's been the origin of Skeletor for quite some time, I do indeed like the idea.

    do I like the NAME?, that's a different story, but that's not the question here. The question is if I like the Idea, and since that was the concept all along, the answer is yes.

    frankly I'm surprised so many people are against Skeletor's true origin. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capitalzero View Post
    Mattel didn't just "Make Up" Demo-Man. Skeletor was always bound with an extradimensional entity.
    they just recently gave him a name.
    so, do I like the idea of Demo-Man?, yes, considering that it's been the origin of Skeletor for quite some time, I do indeed like the idea.
    do I like the NAME?, that's a different story, but that's not the question here. The question is if I like the Idea, and since that was the concept all along, the answer is yes.
    frankly I'm surprised so many people are against Skeletor's true origin. Oh well.
    Sorry dude, but, well, what the heck are you talking about?!
    Skeletor has NEVER, EVER been bound with an extradimensional entity.
    That wasn't his true origin, neither it was the concept all along.
    Where did you get that info?

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    I don't see the point. We really didn't need this added ingredient to justify Skelly for being who he is.
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    Mine doesn't introduce Demo-Man, so Demo-Man can't hurt me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lay Ze-Man View Post
    For me, "Demo-Man" should never be anything more than a piece of obscure MotU trivia.
    Perfect for a "Did You Know...?" type of tidbit.

    Like "Huh! Demo-Man, eh? Weird. Well, I'm glad they went with Skeletor instead! Cool to know, though!"

    Nothing more, nothing less.

    I don't think it's awful, or ruins MotU or anything, but highly, completely, totally unnecessary, and wholly uninspired.
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    I found an early concept pic of Demo-Man:
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiMo Sol View Post
    I found an early concept pic of Demo-Man:
    You are going to give Mattel ideas....
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    For my part, I'm ok with the idea, but as most of people, I don't like the name.

    I don't know if this idea was really necessary... I think not, but Mattel wanted to include something created at the early beginning of the MOTU so... why not after all.

    According to what I red, many people say this idea breaks what is the "official" Skeletor... Well I think not.

    I don't know where it's written Skeletor can't be the merge of 2 entities. For example in MYP cartoon, Hordak cast a spell on Keldor to save him... and that's why he has a skull face.

    Ok, and does this mean Skeletor isn't the merge of 2 entities?
    I don't think so.
    Maybe the spell of Hordak had something of a merge-spell in it?
    Or maybe demo-man was already in Keldor before he got his Skull face and Hordak simply saved him with his spell? That would explain why Keldor didn’t like Randor so much… maybe because he wasn’t really himself.

    After all, in the mini comic "the search for Keldor" or something like that, Skeletor wants to prevent King Randor to find his brother Keldor in the past... maybe Skeletor wanted to prevent him from discovering Keldor has merged with an other entity?
    (The difference here between the mini comic and MYP cartoon is that Randor knows Skeletor is part of his brother Keldor in MYP cartoon whereas in the mini-comic he doesn’t seem to know that…)

    In fact, there are many credible opportunities to allow Skeletor (or even Keldor) to be the merge of 2 entities. It's not impossible.

    Simply the name "demo-man" sucks and He-Man fans seems not to like "changes" ... or "evolutions"

    If this idea allow Mattel to explore new ways of the MOTU mythology without being impossible and breaking the base of the current mythology, then I’m for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cilman View Post
    Simple question.
    Do you like that Mattel Made up a new character named Demo-Man?
    Yes, why not. After all this is MOTUC. Right??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khror View Post
    After all, in the mini comic "the search for Keldor" or something like that, Skeletor wants to prevent King Randor to find his brother Keldor in the past... maybe Skeletor wanted to prevent him from discovering Keldor has merged with an other entity?

    (The difference here between the mini comic and MYP cartoon is that Randor knows Skeletor is part of his brother Keldor in MYP cartoon whereas in the mini-comic he doesn’t seem to know that…)
    Thank you I was about to pull out this fact myself. So right now in my opion this is something that Mattle always had plained for Skeltor just MYP and now MOTUC had expanded on it.

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    My 2 cents worth...

    I voted I dont care, I really like the idea of a cool new action figure of a demonic charater. But I'm getting to the point where every figure is a new character to me.
    To me Skeletor is Skeletor, He-man is He-man, Demo-man will be Demo-man & etc
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    I like the name and the idea.

    In fact I would be surprised if Demo-Man was one of Hordak's generals but got captured and imprisoned. And merging him with keldor was the only way to free him.

    Yes I said merge. It may not right but it's the only way I know how to explain it.

    And now that I think about it.....Adding in Demo-Man (what Skeletor was originally going to be called) explains (to me) how we go from a blue skinned half human/humanoid and half Gar being to an evil skeletal warior/wizard/lord of destruction/master of all that is nasty/the guy that makes the boogey man cry being.
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    Although it's a large change and one which I think was not absolutely necessary, it doesn't bother me. Skeletor is still Skeletor to me, regardless of this "twist" on how he came to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuc98 View Post
    I don't mind the idea, I just don't like the name.
    Same here. I kind of like the story, but don't like the name Demo-Man. Maybe it should have been De-Man, which is closer to demon. I don't know...just talking out loud.
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