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    King Hssss & the Snake Men: Eternia's version of V?

    For anyone whose seen the the old 80's show or the recent reboot of the television series V, reading King Hssss bio feels like they were based on the series. You have reptilian men from space with a leader (and his cronies) with human disguises that come to take over the planet. Very interesting dynamic.

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    Hate it. As far as I'm concerned, the Snake Men are from Eternia, no more no less.
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    Does that make Hing Hsss Diana?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomicdios View Post
    Does that make Hing Hsss Diana?
    ... Man, now poor Hsss lost all of his ferocious deadly appeal...
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    Quote Originally Posted by grenadaspice View Post
    For anyone whose seen the the old 80's show or the recent reboot of the television series V, reading King Hssss bio feels like they were based on the series. You have reptilian men from space with a leader (and his cronies) with human disguises that come to take over the planet. Very interesting dynamic.
    I haven't seen the new series yet, but I own both miniseries & the original series, on DVD.
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    ha i was just watching V on netflix this week. GREAT GREAT show from the 80s.
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    I never really thought of that. I can see the similarities but since King Hiss is the only one with a human disguise, I'm going to have to disagree. At least until the Snake Men start eating live rodents instead of every hero's brother.

    I do like the idea that the Snake Men have come from outside of Eternia even if it wasn't in a spaceship. This franchise is called MOTU and not MOE(Masters Of Eternia ).

    Quote Originally Posted by King Kahn View Post
    ha i was just watching V on netflix this week. GREAT GREAT show from the 80s.
    The new one isn't that bad either. "Diana" & "Mike Donovan" from the 80's show are going to be on the show's 2nd season starting next month. If the show isn't cancelled by February, I also hope Michael Ironside & Robert Englund eventually make their own appearances.
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    I also don't like the 'Snake Men from outer space' angle. As far as my personal canon goes, they are from Eternia's past just like in 200X.

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    But, the Snake Men are from Eternia's past since King Hssss did rule Eternia for 5,000 years BEFORE even fighting against King Grayskull & Hordak. It's not where you came from that's important, but it's how you got hear, or some stupid cliche like that.

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    The lizards from were all pretendings humans in disguise from the outer space.

    Here, the snakemen are reptilians without disguise. King Hsss has the power of been seen like an Heroic Master, but he is a villain.
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    What confuses me the most about them not being from Eternia (even though the mini comic confirmed this) is the fact that Serpos is an ETERNIAN god/titan. Did he come for a visit and decide to stay??
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    Snake Men for me will always be from Eternia. Period. My own canon.
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    i also don't like space traveling snakes... i mean, why do they have to have the same origin as the Horde? lame....

    in my canon the Snake Men used to be the Snake Clan (from FILMATION's "The Time Corridor"). While they were actually good men, some of them wanted to gain more power - and Hiss formed a group of warriors that worshipped the evil god Serpos. Hiss created the Serpent Ring (that's why he still can change back into his original human form) and turned his group into snake men - becoming the King of the Snake Men!

    Some of the Snake Clan, under the leadership of Zilora, fought against the Snake Men. Zilora handed down her cobra armor to Sharella and eventually Teela. (Or maybe Zilora is actually Sharella in MOTUC.)



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    You can imagine it however you want, but the Snakemen invaded Preternia from space even in the original canon. King Hsss said that they held SEVERAL worlds in thrall in the mini-comic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffrod View Post
    You can imagine it however you want, but the Snakemen invaded Preternia from space even in the original canon. King Hsss said that they held SEVERAL worlds in thrall in the mini-comic.
    Hssss also had some slave wenches in his thrall. Good old Bruce Timm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffrod View Post
    You can imagine it however you want, but the Snakemen invaded Preternia from space even in the original canon. King Hsss said that they held SEVERAL worlds in thrall in the mini-comic.
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    I really loved V, but i see King Hiss more like the evil guy from the Conan movie (James Earl Jones). Remember that scene where his human face turns into a Snake one? I think they took the idea from that character.

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    Serpos was likely summoned to Eternia via Snakemen rituals. I am glad that Hssss' bio sticks to the Vintage story. It is, as many have said, Masters of the Universe, after all!
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    I like the idea of both the Horde and Snakemen being space-faring armies. The Horde like to enslave planets whereas the Snakemen plunder and pillage.

    Bring on the snakes on a spaceship.

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    I don't mind them being from outer space. As was pointed out it's Masters of the Universe. Not everything needs to come from Eternia.

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    well, when I was child (at that time I was 4 years old) I made some confusion about V and Motu, so I thought that King Hiss was really a V toys! ehehe

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    When I was watching the original V on DVD, it did make me think of the Snakemen.

    Diana isn't the leader of all the Snakemen. She's basically Hordak, the leader of that region. There is a real leader (like Horde Prime...or "Supreme"). The leader is mentioned a lot in the series, but I think his only "appearance" is in the last episode of the series. He is never shown though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffrod View Post
    You can imagine it however you want, but the Snakemen invaded Preternia from space even in the original canon. King Hsss said that they held SEVERAL worlds in thrall in the mini-comic.
    And then 200X came along and changed all that. So we're really not "imagining" anything.
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    Would not doubt it if the original filmation concept was taken from the 80's V series. I see lots of 80's influence in the filmation cartoon. Just was watchin Season 2, Vol 2 yesterday and saw Attack Track talking like he was Kit from Knight Rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seth-man View Post
    Would not doubt it if the original filmation concept was taken from the 80's V series. I see lots of 80's influence in the filmation cartoon. Just was watchin Season 2, Vol 2 yesterday and saw Attack Track talking like he was Kit from Knight Rider.
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