I'm not really sure where he fits in but is Gygor preternian?
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Exactly the point I was going to add. Both Zodac and Zodak are Preternian, although they appear in every time since, I guess. Being a Cosmic Enforcer (or Mystic) has its merits! Longevity for one!
I am thinking that Gy-Gor will also be Preternian. I wonder if Evilseed will be as well...?
With much of his story being mainly revealed in MVC, I wonder if The Faceless One will actually be that old, or perhaps his fall from grace came during the Great Unrest in this version (or, more likely, before that.)
I am hoping that we see some time traveling on Keldor's part, though.
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Ok...with prehistoric times...there is a point in time when that ended and "our time" began...it was when history was penned. Prior to any records...is the prehistoric time.
That brings me to my question...when does Preternia end? Gy-Gor...is he considered Preternia? Is he only considered Preternian prior to him being put in suspended animation?
I'm trying to display my Preternian figures together...and would like to know where the cutoff is. I understand that some characters may crossover (like Gygor), but is there a specific instance in the new canon that determines Preternia?
I think MOTU is split up into four basic time periods, as far as we know.
The Great Wars
The He-Ro/King Grayskull period where they fought the Horde and Snake Men. Grayskull dies and The Goddess splits the Power Sword in two, charging He-Men with keeping both halves from falling to evil until Adam shows up 500 years later.
The Great Unrest
Count Marzo licked it off. These where the days of King Miro. It was when Keldor and Randor where like the Anakin and Obi-Wan of Eternia. This is also where Keldor turns evil, recruits the Evil Warriors and becomes Skeletor. I think the last Great Unrest part that we know of is Oo-Lar.
This is the time of Adam and Adora. The standard He-Man/She-Ra adventures.
The New Adventures
This is after present day, where He-Man and Skeletor go to the Tri-Solar galaxy, after Skeletor defeats Hordak and turns his attention to the stars.
As I read it in the new bio-storyline, I think Preternia is approx. 500 years ago from the 'present day' of Prince Adam as He-Man.
Personally, I think this 500 year thing is ridiculous as the Snake Men and Preternia were so ancient in the vintage mini-comic canon as to be little more than myths, if remembered at all. Imagine even less remembered than the Greek or Roman gods are today. So we should be talking 2000 to 3000 years ago, IMO.
as far as the toys go, I'll be displaying them all together (once i get the shelf room to do that) as it should be. all villans on one side, all heroes on the other.
For Gygor, he's present day to me, since Evil Lynn frees him & he joins up with Skeletor's group. to me, any character that's interacting with the present day characters is 'present day' to me. only 'dead' characters like Tytus, He-ro, KG, etc. are the ones I'd consider Preternian. Even the Horde & Snakemen are present day villans to me, since He-man & She-ra deal with them.
poor Keldor... he's automatically labeled as 'evil' simply because he wanted to unite the planet & have peace, but the racist eternians just hated him because he was blue & banished him from his rightful home. Keldor was just misunderstood. Deep down, he's a nice guy. He was just trying to regain what was rightfully his. Being the first-born son, he should have been king, & not Randor, technically speaking.
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My thoughts are that it shouldn't 'end', because it shouldn't exist. There has to be a better term for the old days.
I greatly dislike the word 'preternia'. I find it to be an awkward and nonsensical term.
I've noticed it hasn't been used in any of the bios, although I saw toyguru use it once. But I hope they've dropped that word entirely. (I know I'm on my own here, lol, but one can always hope)
In the MOTUC bios, Preternia is around 500-200 years prior to the "modern" era, which seems way too short for me. Having Grayskull, He-Ro, Wun-Dar AND Oo-Lar squeezed in within 500 years just feels ridiculous
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I don't care for the long years that separate the timelines. I'd rather it have all happened within 200 years.
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Also, I'm not a fan of squeezing the timeline up so that there is almost "always" a "He-Man" character. I prefer is it's more of a "only in times of great crisis" type thing.
Here's my take on it, based on my narrative from the bios:
From thousands of years ago, during the time of the Spider People, and the rise of the Snake Men, through the arrival of Hordak and He-Ro and the start of the Great War. A good end point for Preternia would be the deaths of He-Ro, Tytus, and Grayskull and the end of the war.
The five hundred years after the end of Preternia mark the time of the Goddess, during which Castle Grayskull is abandoned and the various He-Men are active, and the Eternian Royal Family is established. The Snake Men also briefly return in this era but are defeated by Zodak. The end of this period would be the Great Unrest, in the years before the birth of Adam and Adora.
Age of the True He-Man
This era is marked by the defeat of Keldor, and emergence of Skeletor and the building of the Mystic Wall, the escape of Skeletor's forces, and Adam's re-joining of the two halves of the sword.
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I agree with many here, specifically Demo-Man's ideas.
Wow...great stuff here!
I thought that I may have been asking a question that had a definitive answer that was common knowledge amongst the major MotU fans. I was leaning towards Demo-Mans but MGM's works too.
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In She-Ra's bio, she follows Hordak to Eternia where her brother and allies are outcast after Randor's (presumed) death.
In Optikk's bio, he allies with Skeletor after he defeats Hordak and gains control of the Horde, which I assume is after Hordak comes to Eternia.
Until the new bios came out, I thought Preternia pre-dated the Age of Science and that Castle Grayskull came long after Preternia. Further, that Castle Grayskull was one of the few remnants (along with Talon Fighter and Point Dread) of the devastation that brought the Age of Science to an end.
Now with King Grayskull being part of the Preternian era I wonder if that was also the Age of Science, meaning all the great historical events (Snake Men invasion/Preternia; construction of 3 Towers; construction of Castle Grayskull; Age of Science/Great War) happened at the same time