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    Should Marlena's bio reveal that Queen Marlena knows The Secret?

    Yep. It's another Queen Marlena thread. This time, it's something else though.

    Do you think the bio should confirm that she knows The Secret? Or should Marlena knowing remain something hinted at, but not outright confirmed?

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    I think that it would be neat if they let us know that she knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    Or should Marlena knowing remain something hinted at, but not outright confirmed?
    ^^^ This.

    I would hate it if the bio confirmed Marlena does know Adam's secret.

    I always liked how cleverly FILMation handled this: Marlena says "A mother knows her son".

    For some things, it is better to retain the mystery.
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    I think that it would be neat if they (MOTU biographers and TG) don´t know if Marlena knows the secret.
    The Queen is very discrete.

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    I could care less either way as I'm not tied to the Filmation storyline 100%. It makes sense that she wouldn't know but by the same token I don't think her knowing irrevocably ruins the Adam / He-man idea. Always seemed a little too Zorro or Superman for me.

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    Of COURSE SHE KNOWS... in fact EVERYONE KNOWS and they pretend they don't so Adam doesn't feel sad.
    seriously though they should keep it ambiguous and elaborate more specific plot points like finally telling us HER definitive place of origin... Then again the MAtty Bio team will probably focus on her favorite color of the Sword of HE instead of answering the real questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenousPuma View Post
    I could care less either way as I'm not tied to the Filmation storyline 100%. It makes sense that she wouldn't know but by the same token I don't think her knowing irrevocably ruins the Adam / He-man idea. Always seemed a little too Zorro or Superman for me.
    Definitely, the Zorro, Superman et cetera secret identity gig is outdated, especially for superheroes with no facial coverings. He-Man and Adam vary very little, except in the 200x version, which is a better concept! Looks like someone would notice . . .

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    Of COURSE SHE KNOWS... in fact EVERYONE KNOWS and they pretend they don't so Adam doesn't feel sad. 'sklol'
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    Adam and He-Man are very different. Totally different. I really don't see how anyone would ever guess. Let's leave sleeping dogs lie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanmarsh View Post
    Adam and He-Man are very different. Totally different. I really don't see how anyone would ever guess. Let's leave sleeping dogs lie.
    Absolutely. They couldn't look more different if they planned it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanmarsh View Post
    Adam and He-Man are very different. Totally different. I really don't see how anyone would ever guess. Let's leave sleeping dogs lie.
    Unless you are talking about the Adam-He-Man distinction in the 200x version, Adam and He-Man look very similar in other renditions, such as the Filmation and vintage toy series. Therefore, I hope your above quote is humor.
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    I don't know about Marlena but Modulok knows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanmarsh View Post
    ^^^ This.

    I would hate it if the bio confirmed Marlena does know Adam's secret.

    I always liked how cleverly FILMation handled this: Marlena says "A mother knows her son".

    For some things, it is better to retain the mystery.
    I agree with this. End her bio with something like "Marlena is very proud of her son, Adam. Though many see him napping under trees with Cringer, a mother knows her son best."
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenousPuma View Post
    I could care less either way as I'm not tied to the Filmation storyline 100%. It makes sense that she wouldn't know but by the same token I don't think her knowing irrevocably ruins the Adam / He-man idea. Always seemed a little too Zorro or Superman for me.
    There were two examples in myp episodes where Marlena gave Adam a knowing look and then he ran off to become He-Man and get the bad guys.

    She knew in that series too (I think).
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    Right, I forgot about those scenes in the myp series. I agree the adam / He-man from the 200x line would have much more chance of no one drawing the connection so it is interesting that Marlena might have known...

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    I always liked the idea that she knew but nothing just said it bluntly. Hinted at would be cool if she does according to the bios.

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    Marlena should remain an ambiguous character.... Hope they don't give too many explanations about her....

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    I think it was also hinted at in one of the post-Filmation Mini-comics. I can't remember which one and tried looking thourgh the .org archive but it is like looking for a needle in a haystack. All I can remember is it is one of the ones that has to do with the Snakemen.
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    I'd like it to be hinted in the bio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffen112182 View Post
    I think it was also hinted at in one of the post-Filmation Mini-comics. I can't remember which one and tried looking thourgh the .org archive but it is like looking for a needle in a haystack. All I can remember is it is one of the ones that has to do with the Snakemen.
    The best I can find is "Revenge of the Snakemen!"

    I believe he transforms into He-Man with Queen Marlena hiding behind a curtain.

    This is the room Adam and Extendar get turned to stone by Snake Face:



    Adam's sword magically cures him of his stone form and he then transforms infront of Extendar (before freeing him from his stone form) and they find Marlena (rather, she comes out of hiding to everyone's surprise):

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    I'd prefer her to turn a blind eye, so to speak.

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    I've said it before on these forums, it's been more than 20 years and I'm tired of this story not going anywhere. Teela still has no clue who her mother is, let alone her father, and only Orko and MAA knows who He-Man really is.


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    The way I look at the Filmation episode "The Rainbow Warrior", it confirms the fact that Marlena knows the truth about her son.

    And I'd like the bio to reflect this. Giving a line where it is given that Marlena is in the knowing, but only hints to Adam about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal1972 View Post
    I'd prefer her to turn a blind eye, so to speak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The.Idea.of.Evil View Post
    and only Orko and MAA knows who He-Man really is.
    There are more people that know. Off the top of my head:

    - Sorceress
    - Zodac
    - She-Ra/Adora
    - Kowl
    - Madame Razz
    - Loo-Kee
    - Light Hope
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    There are more people that know. Off the top of my head:

    - Sorceress
    - Zodac
    - She-Ra/Adora
    - Kowl
    - Madame Razz
    - Loo-Kee
    - Light Hope


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