As it stands I would say no. But I could see how one could certainly weave it in and make it work
Since 200x was an origin-heavy show, and Filmation began with all of the players already on the field, is there any particular reason that 200x couldn't be considered as a prequel to the Filmation series?
Now, I know that had 200x continued this wouldn't be possible, but since it ended where it did, could the two coexist?
There may be a couple of continuity no-no's, but as someone who grew up reading lots of comics, I've long since learned to overlook those.
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Personally thats how I choose to view it.
For me it's
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200X is a REMAKE of the character's backstories and MOTU overall story/concept. And a darn good job they did.
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for me the only real complaint is the sword, not the story, but its look. and 200x is like a work week, and filmation is the weekend!
But given the fact that the series was cancelled after 39 episodes, they did not have the opportunity to follow through on the Despondos/Horde plotlines, so nothing majorly contradictory happened that I am aware of.
Since 200x provided the origin and a teen Adam, and Filmation begins with an adult Adam, I think the possibility of considering them the same canon is a valid one.
Like it has been stated. MYP Series is officially a remake. They did not inted it to be a prequel. This is something some fans have conjured in their minds.
Your phrase about first having a young Adam, then older Adam.... is one aspect that sounds like it could fit. And I think the flow of Evilseed's story works good as well.
But there are soooo many other aspects that speak greatly against it.
If you are looking for things that don't work having MYP to be CANON with Filmation. The major difference in appearance's will knock it out of the continuity as well as origins. (if you are looking at only the two, and not mix any concepts that MOTUC is trying to bring/merge)
- Castle Grayskull and He-Man's power (so the power first came from the orb of Elders inside castle. then later you changed it coming from the abyss, basically from the center of the planet, where the Starseed resides? what the heck, sorceress?)
- Snake Mountain (so it actually is a big snake that Elders imprisoned, but then later Skeletor actually built it using the Golden Discs of Knowledge?)
- Teela's father
- Man-E-Face's Origin (in MYP he knows Heroic Warriors, then come Filmation he has never seen He-Man...)
- Fisto's origin
- Ram-Man (you were big in MYP! how did you shrink by Filmation dude?)
- Roboto's origin (you built yourself and are among the heroic warriors, but now you suddenly crash-landed from Planet Robotica where you have sisters and brothers...)
- Webstor (in MYP he dies before Filmation, remember)
- Count Marzo (he was returned into old man stage, but now he's back and from planet Eronia...)
I agree, definitely a relaunch with some new interesting takes on character origins. I like that MOTU Classics is trying to stream line everything into a new continuity taking the best elements and characters from each, I just wish they'd come out with a comic mini with more indepth origin stories that could give us more insight and info than the bios do.
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Whose to say Skeletor didn't rebuild it. After all the design is slightly different.
Is the Sorcerer's partner/ husband in both versions and dies before man at Arms adopts her, no?
I think with an open mind MYP could just about be a prequel. Anyone agree?
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