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    Has He-Ro been in any of the comics of cartoons before?

    Hey all,

    Being a casual collector from the '80's and sadly not owning too many of the figures (I have a few here & there from the original, 200x, & a couple from the Classics line), I have a He-Ro on the way and was wondering if any medium had more of a backstory on him other than the bio on the back of the package.

    I had watched Pixel Dan's (thank you for the great video reviews btw!) review of He-Ro and he pointed out He-Ro's symbol on the gravestone outside of Castle Grayskull. Oddly enough, it intrigued me to learn more of He-Ro up to the point of his demise and bequethal of his sword to King Grayskull.

    Any help is appreciated as I am pretty new to the site.

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    I think his only appearance was in one of the last mini-comics, but I don't think he was actually named.

    That mini-comic involved He-Man going back in time to stop something related to the snakemen. I can't remember the details but at the end a hero showed up that the Sorceress referred to as 'the greatest wizard in the universe.'

    I think the comic was meant to be a 3-part story but the other parts never came out because of the demise of the line.

    He-Ro was supposed to get his own line of figures (called the Powers of Grayskull) and a cartoon too I think. There was some prototype figures and some sort of bios written. The bios I think were from a series bible sort of thing for the Powers of Grayskull line, but I can't remember the source although I am sure someone will link to them soon.

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    Yeah.. He-Ro was supposed to be the star of a never produced spinoff called Powers of Grayskull, to my knowledge..

    ..I had a dream the other night I was watching some sort of He-Ro movie in the style of MYP.. But that wasn't released to the general public either!

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    Valorblade, I was also feeling like you, then i came across this fanfic that fits in with the current MOTUC bios quite well. It is an excellent read and has what your looking for in terms of backg round.

    The Rise and Fall of He-Ro:

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...d.php?t=175976

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    Hey thanks! I will check that out!

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    There is a Mattel guide from the 80's which has some info on the character and Preternia.
    He was also in "The Power of Grayskull mini comic. His name is mentioned in that one and he actually makes an apearance.

    He made a few cameo's in the 200x comic aswell.

    As for the tombstone outside of Castle Grayskull... In the 200x continuity it was never specified whos it was. The Horsemen came up with the nod when they did the Classics figure...

    No offence dagodfather, but Fanfic isn't exactly what Valorblade is looking for.

    Edit: I might be wrong about the fanfic thing...
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    He isn't mentioned by name or anything, but his gravestone is outside of Castle Grayskull in the MYP 'toon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiplash7 View Post
    He isn't mentioned by name or anything, but his gravestone is outside of Castle Grayskull in the MYP 'toon.
    Not really..

    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    As for the tombstone outside of Castle Grayskull... In the 200x continuity it was never specified whos it was. The Horsemen came up with the nod when they did the Classics figure...
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    The retcon has now specified who it was. So what's the problem, exactly?

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    He was on the cover of the Powers of Greyskull knitting patterns posing with He-man though He-ro is not in any of the knitting patterns inside.

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    Thanks to everyone for the prompt replies! I'll check out all the different sources. He-Ro seems like a bit of a mystery indeed, so I am grateful for the info to shed some light on his legend.

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    He also appears on the boxart for the Tytus, Megator, and Turbodactyl toys.

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    He appeared on the 200X comic Vol 3 #5 as well so did Eldor

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    Very cool! Thanks for scanning the page!

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    Is that the Faceless One that's the star of that mini comic page??

    It's been a while since I read those comics (when they were released)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarKrash View Post
    Is that the Faceless One that's the star of that mini comic page??

    It's been a while since I read those comics (when they were released)..
    Yes, he's the Faceless One.
    That isn't a mini though it's MVCreations vol 3:
    http://www.he-man.org/publishing/sub...id=52&subid=43

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiplash7 View Post
    The retcon has now specified who it was. So what's the problem, exactly?
    Well, if we want to get nit-picky about it, technically there were no plans for He-Ro to be included in the MYP continuity.

    The reality is that in MYP, King Grayskull essentially served the same purpose that He-Ro was intended to serve back in the 80s had his story been fleshed out more.... both were meant to essentially be the origins of the Power of Grayskull for each of the versions of the mythology they were tied to.

    There were no known plans to bring He-Ro into the MYP series.



    The idea of that tombstone belonging to He-Ro and him co-existing with King Grayskull is essentially something that was thought up for MOTUC. The contraversy over this first came up when the last couple of volumes of the MYP series came out from BCI. Mattel actually owns the MYP series and lisenced it to BCI to distribute. As such, Mattel has influence over the material included.

    The DVDs included Bios for the various characters, and on one of the volumes (I think it was volume 2, but I'd have to double check), Hordak's bio was included, and it has all of this info that was added in about Hordak chasing He-Ro through space, etc. Now, keep in mind that Mattel was already working on the MOTUC figure line (even though we didn't physically have the figures yet) at the time of this DVD release. The idea of that gravestone belonging to He-Ro came up as a part of all of this.

    This caused some contraversy as they were basically shoe-horning in things that were never part of the MYP mythology into these bios (presumably to help get people excited about these characters for the then-upcoming MOTUC figure line).

    I seem to recall Val and Emiliano being surprised and taken back by this info, since they were so close to the property (having worked on the comics and all) and He-Ro was never planned for the cartoon, etc, as far as they knew. Yes, they included He-Ro in the comic as seen in that picture
    that adam03 posted, but that is something that Val and Emilliano chose to do on their own with no influence from Mattel. Plus, He-Ro is never mentioned by name in the comic due to the insane restrictions that Mattel put on them in making the comic.


    So, what this boils down to is that while in this new continuity, the gravestone belongs to He-Ro, that is something that was shoe-horned in after the fact, and we still really don't know who it was originally meant to belong to or what it's original intended purpose was.
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    Well, that's me told.






    (It's still He-Ro's grave though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiplash7 View Post
    (It's still He-Ro's grave though)
    (yes, but only in the new continuity, and not technically in the MYP continuity )
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    Who is the big, burly red headed guy with the She-Ra symbol on his chest?
    Thats easy.Thats He-Ra or Him-Ra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    Who is the big, burly red headed guy with the She-Ra symbol on his chest?
    I thought I read that people were guessing it might be a different version of Light Hope before he became the Light. Not sure if that is a fact though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    Who is the big, burly red headed guy with the She-Ra symbol on his chest?
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