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If they ever get around to making Queen Marlena for MOTUC, do you think her bio should include her being from Earth like her 80's counterpart, or do you prefer it to be like the MYP cartoon bio? I for one hope her bio mentions her being from Earth. What do you guys think?
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Earth! No question about it.
I always loved that back story.
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I think her bio should mention that she was from earth, and was an astronaut... kinda pays homage to her orginal origins.. much like the whole Demo-man thing was intended for Skeletor.
Definitely Earth. Loved the vintage episode where she rescues Randor, He Man and company with her fighter pilot skillz.
I've always hated that she was an astronaut from Earth. I think it added a un-needed element (Earthlings) to the MOTU mythos.
I say keep Marlena Eternian, forget Earth and leave the starships and space travel to NA, where it belongs.
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If they made Marlena from Earth, wouldn`t they have to do the same with Beastman, Evil,Lyn, and Triclops etc? The other astronaughts that were with her on that shuttle flight are just as important to the origin as Marlena is. I think it may be too late to do that since Beastman was given the MVC origin
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It's ok that she's from earth (since it seems to be the preferred back story), but I like to think that she got lost in space AND time. Part of the charm of fantasy universes is that you can't locate them temporally, they have their own timeline and it's got nothing to do with ours.
Also, I think she should have some kind of partial memory loss. There could be some good stories about Marlena digging slowly into her past, finding lost and hidden objects from earth, eventually the space pod. It's like her memories from Earth are very generic and nobody makes a solid idea from where she came from, or what Earth is like, because, well, she can't really tell.
Now, the notion that Evil-Lyn, Beast Man and Tri-Klops, came from Earth as well and got "mutated" in Infinita sounds downright silly to me.
I guess I'm in the minority on this issue, but NO. I don't want her being from Earth.
Never did like that concept. *shrugs*
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I think they should have her be from earth. I've always liked the idea that Eternia was filled with people from around the universe and i liked her representing earth. i don't like idea of the going back to earth or having other earthlings around though. If she's from earth its because earth has been.... destroyed!!
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Yes she should be from Earth! It's long been part of the character, why change it now?
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Earth! How can you not love that concept? It pays homage to Buck Rodgers, Flash Gordon even BlackStar was an Earth Astronaught. Part of MOTU's charm for me was the fusion of sword & sorcery and science fiction/technology.
Plus it makes Adam (and his siter) truly unique beings, Eternian/Earthling hybrids. Their unique genetic make-up might even have something to do with why the Power of Grayskull skipped a few generations - it could have been waiting for them. "For eons the Power of Grayskull lay dormant, patiently awaiting the coming of twin saviors - born of an Eternian king and a queen who fell from the sky..."
I also think she should be from Earth. Her being one of Earth's best Astronaughts shows how awesome she is, that she can adapt to a whole new world and life, and how strong and determined she is. She's a real warrior!
In the MYP series they removed her being from Earth and an astronaught (or never got to mention it), and because of this we got Queen Marlena the lamp. She was just in the backdrop and got to say a sentence or two here and there. She had no personality at all. The characters of the day were more interesting than her. She only had two good moments in the series: 1) giving water to a wounded Eternian. 2) Stabbing a Snakeman...and that episode is kind of reminiscent of the astronaught from Earth getting lost if you REALLY think about it.
Anyhow...she needs to be an astronaught and demand some repect! She's no lamp!
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Regardless of me not liking the Earth origin, I wont mind if they use it in MOTUC.
Also, in response to Darkspecter, I don't think MYP Marlena was that different from the original. Sure ,MYP only mentions her being cool very rarely, but it's not like the original was out fighting with He-Man on a regular basis. She also only got a few moments of glory, otherwise she was just sitting next to Randor in silence or making some comment to Adam. And MYP did show her occasionally wearing battle armor, so maybe they would've given her some sort of interesting back story later in the series.
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NO. I hate the idea and I feel it cheapens all of MOTU. It's a lame old-fashioned idea that's just ripping-off other shows.
I really hope that it isn't mentioned at all, or maybe just mention piloting, that way everyone can be happy
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I always loved that she was an Earth astronaut.
I like the Earth astronaut angle, so I hope they keep it.
Yes, I want her to be from Earth.